The voluntary nonprofit sector is now involved in all aspects of people's lives. The management of these organizations has never been of more interest, and has been changing rapidly with well meaning amateurs being replaced by highly committed and professional leaders. With one in every six employees in the service sector now working in the voluntary sector, Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations questions whether voluntary organizations should now be more business-like. This textbook provides unique insight into the theory and practice of strategic management for voluntary nonprofit organizations for both practitioners and students of voluntary sector management. A unique collection of case studies provides important examples of how some voluntary organizations have developed, and the challenges they have faced, whilst other pedagogic features include review and discussion questions and an extensive bibliography.
Roger Courtney is a consultant with his own consultancy firm, Courtney Consulting, in Northern Ireland. He has a wealth of managerial experience within the non-profit sector.