Principles and Practice
- Michael J. Worth - The George Washington University, USA
Public & Nonprofit Management
“Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice provides an excellent overview of the complexities, management challenges, and importance of the nonprofit sector in the United States. It’s easy-to-use format is appropriate for undergraduates and entry-level nonprofit professionals who wish to develop a broader understanding of the nonprofit sector.” —Crystal Tull, University of San Diego
Michael J. Worth’s student-friendly best-seller, Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice, Fifth Edition, provides a broad, insightful overview of key topics affecting governance and management of nonprofit organizations. Worth covers the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, managing the nonprofit organization, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social entrepreneurship. Written specifically for students, this applied text balances research, theory, and practitioner literature with current cases, timely examples, and the most recent data available.
New to the Fifth Edition
- New cases related to accountability and governance highlight new approaches to recent controversies and risks to nonprofits. Cases include the Wounded Warriors Project, Sweet Briar College, 4-H, Housing First, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the National Audubon Society, and an expanded study of governance issues at the Hershey Trust.
- Expanded discussions of risk management offer new insights on developing strategy, building capacity, and managing risk.
- New social networks and social media content provides students with practical strategies for using social media when fundraising and marketing.
- A new comprehensive case on the Girl Scouts of the USA recounts reforms undertaken by this iconic organization and current challenges it faces.
- The chapter on financial management has been substantially revised to reflect new requirements for nonprofit financial statements issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board in 2016, as well as an expanded discussion of audits.
- An updated chapter on fundraising includes information on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017, which has implications for charitable giving.
- New references at the end of every chapter guide readers to relevant cases in the Appendix, making it easy for instructors to incorporate the cases into classroom discussions.
Instructors: Log into the password-protected Instructor Site at study.sagepub.com/worth5e for case activities, chapter-specific discussion questions, a Microsoft® Word® test bank, PowerPoint® slides, and more!
- A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
- Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
- Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
- Case activities are designed for instructors to expand questions to students, or initiate class discussion.
- Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.
- Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
“Comprehensive, well-researched and -documented, contemporary, well written, and holds the attention of students. Contains material that can be use as deep background even if the course design does not cover the material in depth. A resource for students to use beyond the course.”
“This is the best all-around text.”
“Nonprofit Management Principles and Practice provides an excellent overview of the complexities, management challenges, and importance of the nonprofit sector in the United States. It’s easy-to-use format is appropriate for undergraduates and entry-level nonprofit professionals who wish to develop a broader understanding of the nonprofit sector.”
I used a previous edition of this text last fall and my students loved it. Of special note are the cases at the end of each chapter, which gave students opportunities to apply and compare various management approaches to realistic situations. I plan to use the latest edition of this text in fall 2019.
Well organized text - broad scope of the US nonprofit sector - powerpoints provided
Great book, comprehensive and has plenty of material for students. Highly recommended.
Michael Worth has produced a comprehensive overview of the nonprofit sector that provides students with a strong foundation in nonprofit management. The book has recent updates relevant to new policies effecting nonprofit organizations. Although it is primarily focused on the US context, there is ample treatment of NGOs and other topics like social entrepreneurship that have a broader application. The book also includes ancillary materials for instructors that facilitate a variety of enhancements to the classroom.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1. Nonprofit Management as a Profession and Field of Study
Chapter 2. Overview of the Nonprofit Sector