This practical, comprehensive, and easy–to–use workbook provides key tools to help managers of nonprofits ensure that their organization pursues its mission, meets the changing needs of the community and has enough money to make ends meet while also satisfying the demands of funders, clientele, boards, staff, and bankers. Designed to equip nonprofit managers and other nonprofit workers with the guidance they need to do their jobs and run their organizations more effectively and efficiently, this workbook is also a hands–on tool to help implement the ideas in the author’s highly regarded Mission–Based Management. Filled with indispensable checklists, worksheets, forms, displays, and hands–on suggestions, and including a companion CD–ROM, the Workbook will show you how to smoothly and successfully:
- Hone your organization’s core competencies
- Focus your resources
- Improve overall mission capability
- Get the most out of group discussions
- Utilize self–assessment tools
... and much more to help you and all involved help your organization achieve its mission
Introduction: How to Get the Most out of this Workbook.
Leading Group Discussions: A Primer.
Benchmarking Your Organization: A Baseline Self–Assessment Tool.
The Mission Is the Reason.
A Businesslike Board of Directors.
Managing Your People.
The Wired Not–for–Profit.
Creating the Social Entrepreneur.
Developing a Bias for Marketing.
A Vision for the Future.
Controls That Set You Free.
About the CD–ROM.
Peter is the author of the award–winning books Mission–Based Management and Financial Empowerment as well as Mission–Based Marketing, Faith–Based Management, and Social Entrepreneurship, all published by Wiley. Peter′s books are used as texts in undergraduate and graduate programs in not–for–profit management at over 60 colleges and universities.
A former VISTA volunteer, Peter received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master′s degree in public health administration from Tulane University. He lives in Springfield, Illinois, with his wife and three children.