There are more than 1.8 million nonprofits in the United States and at least 3 times that many internationally. Workers in these nonprofits and civil society organizations increasingly look to academic programs to provide leadership and management training. This edited volume is designed to provide new and experienced faculty and program administrators with a broader conception of how the nonprofit leaders of the future are and could be educated. The chapters are written by experienced nonprofit program leaders who provide guidance on all aspects of building and more importantly maintaining a successful nonprofit program. Many of the chapters are written by former leaders of the nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC), a recognized international leader in nonprofit management curricular development, while others are written by successful founders and administrators of nonprofit programs both in the US and internationally. All chapters are however grounded in the experience of the authors, supplemented with research on best practices and focusing on future trends in the field.
Preparing Leaders of nonprofit Organizations examines key issues and challenges in the fi eld from multiple perspectives, some of which are curricular and intellectual while others are related to program administration and oversight. The text explores core concepts, distils distinctive features of new or emerging academic programs, and identifies ways program leadership might ensure those features are reflected in their programs regardless of where these are housed within a university. The book is an essential resource for faculty and administrators who work with or are seeking to develop a nonprofit education program. It is also a useful guide for graduate students seeking a career in the nonprofit academy.
About the Author
William A. Brown is Professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and holds the Mary Julia and George Jordan Professorship. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy. His research focuses on nonprofit governance, strategy, and organizational effectiveness. He teaches Nonprofit Management, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management and Capstone courses. His books include an edited volume Nonprofit Governance: Innovative Perspectives and Approaches (Routledge 2013) with Chris Cornforth and a textbook entitled Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations, published in March 2014. Matthew L. Hale is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Aff airs at Seton Hall University. His research focuses on the intersection of media and technology and the public and nonprofi t sectors. His articles have appeared in Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, The International Journal of Press Politics, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Mass Communication Society and the Stanford Law Policy Review. Hale recently served as president of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC). In that capacity, he successfully led an effort to develop an international accreditation process for programs in Nonprofit Management. Hale is an elected official in his hometown of Highland Park, New Jersey and frequent media commentator on New Jersey politics and has appeared on NPR, CNN, Fox News, CNBC, the New York Times and Washington Post.