New Books on Management


The first two books reviewed here are classified as a text-books, but they will have practical benefits for nonprofit leaders as well.

Case Studies in Nonprofit Management by Pat Libby and Laura Deitrick consists of original cases that are designed to teach …how to think critically, hone …decision-making skills, and learn to apply leadership and management principles that are essential for any nonprofit professional. These case studies illustrate the multifaceted nature of the nonprofit management sector and bring concepts like nonprofit leadership, risk management, advocacy, and grant making to life.

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Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice Fourth edition by Michael J. Worth provides a broad, insightful overview of key topics affecting governance and management of non-profit organizations. The book covers the scope and structure of the non-profit sector, including leadership of non-profit’s, managing the non-profit organization, fundraising, financial management, non-profit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social innovation.

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Last is the Fourth Edition of The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management by David O. Renz, published by Wiley. Updated and expanded for today’s leader, it is considered the go-to nonprofit handbook.handbook-of-leadership

The handbook presents the most current research, theory, and practice in the field of nonprofit leadership and management.

This practical, relevant guide is invaluable to the effective practice of nonprofit leadership and management, with expanded attention to accountability, transparency, and organizational effectiveness. It also extensively covers the practice of social entrepreneurship, presented via an integrative perspective that helps the reader make practical sense of how to bring it all together.

This Handbook provides a framework to help you lead and manage efficiently and effectively in this new environment. Building on solid current scholarship, the handbook provides candid, practical guidance from nationally recognized leaders who share their insights on:

  • The relationship between board performance and organizational effectiveness
  • Managing internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Financial viability and sustainability and how to enhance both for the long-term
  • Strategies to successfully attract, retain, and mobilize the very best of staff and volunteers

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