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Understanding Your Social Agency

Third Edition


November 2010 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Understanding Your Nonprofit Agency, written by internationally renowned scholar Armand Lauffer, will fill the growing need for the distinction between corporate business operations and nonprofit operations. The book will focus on how nonprofit agencies operate and not how they are managed. It has been assumed that both entities function similarly. Currently, this assumption is increasingly seen as groundless: nonprofit and profit-driven organizations have different goals and function differently from each other. This text addresses the current trend to differentiate how nonprofits are disctint.
 
Prologue
 
Introduction
 
PART I: CONTEXT, CONCEPTS, AND CHALLENGES
 
1. Where Your Agency Came From and Where It's Going
 
Prequel to Chapter 2
 
2. Concepts, Theories, and Classifications
 
PART II: UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE AT WORK
 
3. Role Playing and Group Membership
 
4. Motivation and Satisfaction at Work
 
5. Agencies, Jobs, and Careers
 
6. Professionalism and Volunteerism
 
PART III: UNDERSTANDING PROCESSES, PROGRAMS, AND OPERATIONS
 
7. Organizational Culture
 
8. Leadership, Management, and Governance
 
9. Fundraising and Development
 
10. Agency Structure and Change
 
About the Author

1) I am no longer teaching this course
2) Lauffer's focus is on social service organizations and our program is integrated (SW & Community Health)... so emphasis was a bit too narrow. (This textbook would have been perfect if there were additional public health examples.)

Ms Joy Rubey
Dep't of Health, Human Services & Public Policy, California State University- Monterey Bay
July 23, 2013

Armand Lauffer

Armand Lauffer’s books are widely read. Since Community Organizers and Social Planners appeared in 1972, he has authored 20 books and edited two anthologies on organizations, community practice, training, fundraising, continuing education and staff development, and management in nonprofit organizations. Understanding Your Social Agency has been continuously in print since 1977. The current edition is much expanded. It draws on both classic and contemporary practice and theory, to provide users with hands-on tools for understanding their social agencies and improving their performance.A series editor for SAGE since 1977, his books have been... More About Author

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