Designing and Planning Programs for Nonprofit and Government Organizations

  • ID: 2241866
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Designing and Planning Programs for Nonprofit and Government Organizations is a comprehensive guide for practitioners who must carry out program planning projects in nonprofit or government human service organizations. Authors Edward J. Pawlak and Robert D. Vinter experts in the field of program planning show how planning is a goal–directed activity that will succeed when its tasks are carried out in orderly, progressive stages. In this important resource, the authors walk practitioners and students through the entire process from initiation to completion of planning projects and examine the relationship between planning, implementation, and program operations.

Designing and Planning Programs for Nonprofit and Government Organizations shows how to select team leaders and members, build much–needed support, initiate the planning process, properly analyze needs and challenges, set goals and objectives, identify and perform key design tasks, and prepare the proper documentation. This book includes illustrative case studies of planning practice and

  • Explains the difference between planning and implementation
  • Explores the issues that need to be addressed when planning groups are formed
  • Offers an overview of the stages of planning
  • Outlines the five stages of program planning
  • Details the tasks associated within each stage of planning
  • Discusses the aftermath of a planning project

The book′s online instruction manual offers additional case studies and other tools.

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Tables, Figures, and Exhibits ix

Preface xi

The Authors xvii

PART ONE: PROGRAM PLANNING FUNDAMENTALS 1

1 Exploring the Nature of Program Planning 3

2 Determining Work Group Participants, Leadership, and Relationships 20

PART TWO: THE STAGES OF PROGRAM PLANNING 33

3 Initiating a Planning Project 37

4 Analyzing Problems and Assessing Needs 71

5 Setting Goals and Objectives 120

6 Laying the Foundation for a Successful Design 144

7 Developing the Essential Program Components 157

8 Documenting the Completed Program Plan 220

Conclusion 247

Resources for Planning Service Programs 255

References 258

Index 263

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Edward J. Pawlak
Robert D. Vinter
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