Nonprofit Organizations: An Introduction.pdf

Nonprofit Organizations: An Introduction.pdf


Praise for the previous edition: 'Helmut Anheier is to be applauded for producing a pioneering text that is packed with scholarly reflections covering a broad intellectual canvas.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement 'The importance of the non-profit sector is now recognised as a key feature of most Western societies and the concept continues to gain currency more widely. For the first time in one volume, Helmut K. Anheier, one of the founders of nonprofit studies, brings together the main theories, concepts and research findings from this important inter-disciplinary research field. This clearly-written book will be a valuable guide for students, researchers and policy makers alike.' - David Lewis, London School of Economics, UK 'For students navigating the largely uncharted territory of nonprofit theory, Anheier's comprehensive book will be a welcome resource. And for nonprofit leaders who want to understand their sector better, it presents a big-picture view of nonprofit theory, policy and management. Both will benefit from this important and impressive work.' - William P. Ryan, Harvard University, USA

Helmut K. Anheier is Professor of Sociology and Dean at the Hertie School of Governance, Germany. He also holds a chair of sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Centre for Social Investment. He has previously been professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at ULCA's School of Public Affairs and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics

Part I: Studying Nonprofit Organizations 1. Studying Nonprofit Organizations 2. Historical Background 3. Concepts Part II: Dimensions 4. Dimensions I: Overview 5. Dimensions II: Specific Fields 6. Giving, Philanthropy and Foundations 7. Civic Engagement Part III: Approaches 8. Theories of Nonprofit Organizations 9. Approaches to Giving and Philanthropy 10. Studying Civic Engagement, Volunteering and Social Entrepreneurship Part IV: Managing Nonprofit Organizations 11. Organizational Behavior and Performance 12. Management Models and Tools 13. Financing Nonprofit Organizations 14. Leadership and Human Resources 15. Governance, Accountability, and Transparency 16. State-Nonprofit Relations Part V: Current Issues and Developments 17. International Aspects and Globalization 18. Policy Issues and Developments

In this new edition of his popular textbook, Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy, Helmut K. Anheier has fully updated, revised and expanded his comprehensive introduction to this field. The text takes on an international and comparative dimensions perspective, detailing the background and concepts behind these organizations and examining relevant theories and central issues. Anheier covers the full range of nonprofit organizations - service providers, membership organizations, foundations, community groups - in different fields, such as arts and culture, social services and education. He introduces central terms such as philanthropy, charity, community, social entrepreneurship, social investment, public good and civil society. Acknowledging and explaining how the field spills over from public management, through nonprofit management and public administration. This textbook is systematic in its treatment of theories, management approaches and policy analyses. The previous edition was winner of the Best Book Award at the American Academy of Management in 2006, and this new edition will fit both the North American and European schedules of academic teaching. Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy is an ideal resource for students on both undergraduate and post-graduate courses.


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