How Nonprofits Work looks at nonprofit organizations through a sociological lens, identifying characteristics that make some nonprofits successful and characteristics that cause challenges, focusing on nonprofits in the health services sector. The book opens with helpful background information about nonprofit organizations, then shares case studies that take readers more deeply into the challenges and successes of various organizations. Given the trials nonprofits face, this timely book helps readers move beyond the good intentions in nonprofits to find successful practices.
Grace Budrys is professor of sociology and Director of the Master of Public Health Program at DePaul University. She is the author of several books, including Unequal Health: How Inequality Contributes to Health or Illness and Our Unsystematic Health Care System.