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Introduction: The Role of Mission and Strategy in Enhancing the Performance of Nonprofit Organizations

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

There is limited progress in solving the most pressing social problems and addressing fundamental needs despite the magnitude of resources in the hands of nonprofit organizations. Taking an ... More


Mission: The Psychological and Emotional Logic

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter introduces the idea of mission and, in particular, the different functions of a mission, as well as its inherent limitations. In order to gain some insight into the notion of mission, ... More


Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

James A. Phills Jr.

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Today's nonprofit organizations face an environment characterized by higher levels of competition for funding, clients and audiences, talent, and recognition. In addition, they confront greater ... More


Industry Analysis

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter deals with the understanding and analyzing of the organization's competitive environment in which strategies are produced. It begins with an extensive description and explication of the ... More


Strategy: The Economic Logic

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter explores the purpose and importance of strategy for the nonprofit organization. It also examines a framework for developing, articulating, and evaluating strategy, and shows how to apply ... More


The Role of Leadership in Mission, Strategy, and Execution

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the role of leadership in formulating and then executing the mission and strategy of a nonprofit organization. In particular, these tasks are associated with the functional ... More


Introduction

Edward L. Glaeser (ed.)

in The Governance of Not-for-Profit Organizations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297859
eISBN:
9780226297866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297866.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This introductory chapter begins by with a simple model of the choices made by nonprofit organizations. It considers a model with four types of actors: a manager (meant to represent the CEO and the ... More


Introduction: Politics and Partnerships

Elisabeth S. Clemens and Doug Guthrie

in Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226109961
eISBN:
9780226109985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109985.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter focuses on the concept of “politics and partnerships” in American history and political development. Given the prominence of nonprofit organizations and philanthropic endeavors in public ... More


From Social Movement to Moral Market: How the Circuit Riders Sparked an IT Revolution and Created a Technology Market

Paul-Brian McInerney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785129
eISBN:
9780804789066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785129.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

What happens when social movement ideals meet market principles? Based on a three-year ethnography of a technology movement, this book shows how social movements make and shape markets. To illustrate ... More


Walking the Values Tightrope: The Moral Ambivalence of Social Enterprise

Paul-Brian McInerney

in From Social Movement to Moral Market: How the Circuit Riders Sparked an IT Revolution and Created a Technology Market

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785129
eISBN:
9780804789066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785129.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains how NPower worked to institutionalize their entrepreneurial approach to nonprofit technology by expanding and replicating their model nationally. This chapter illustrates how ... More


Political Variety and Electoral Efficacy of Immigrant Nonprofit Organizations

Heath Brown

in Immigrants and Electoral Politics: Nonprofit Organizing in a Time of Demographic Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704833
eISBN:
9781501705922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704833.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the objectives of this book as well as the theoretical approach it undertakes. Against the backdrop of the 2012 U.S. elections, the press and political pundits were ... More


Voluntary Service

Mike W. Martin

in Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133257
eISBN:
9780199848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Voluntary service beyond minimum requirements is an important aspect of professionalism, yet it has received little attention in the study of professional ethics. The dominance of the consensus ... More


How to Learn Something in an Empowerment Project

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter is an overview of “empowerment projects.” It shows how empowerment projects are supposed to blend different kinds of people and different kinds of organizations—civic association, state ... More


Self-regulation and Voluntary Programs among Nonprofit Organizations

Mary Kay Gugerty

in Voluntary Programs: A Club Theory Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162500
eISBN:
9780262259132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162500.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter, which aims to explore the role and inclusivity of nonprofit organizations in the rise of voluntary regulation programs, compares and analyzes the nongovernment organizations (NGOs) ... More


Nonprofit Organizations as Immigrant Rights Advocates

Els de Graauw

in Making Immigrant Rights Real: Nonprofits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700187
eISBN:
9781501703492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700187.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter studies nonprofit organizations as contemporary agents of the movement for immigrant rights and immigrant integration. Through cross-historical and cross-organizational comparisons with ... More


Privatizing the Welfare State: Nonprofit Community-Based Organizations as Political Actors

Nicole P. Marwell

in Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226109961
eISBN:
9780226109985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109985.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Nonprofit community-based organizations (CBOs) are key players in an expanding arena of public social provision: privately delivered direct services. Devolution has actually decreased the total ... More


Neighborhood Nonprofits Tap Outside Resources for Development

Carolyn T. Adams

in From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how community nonprofit organizations are mobilizing substantial outside funding, including government support, to preserve and rebuild disadvantaged neighborhoods in greater ... More


Introduction: Democratic Governance and Institutional Logics within the Third Sector (or, How Habermas Discovered the Coffee House)

Meghan Elizabeth Kallman, Terry Nichols Clark, Cary Wu, and Jean Yen-Chun Lin

in The Third Sector: Community Organizations, NGOs, and Nonprofits

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040436
eISBN:
9780252098857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040436.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book studies third sectors in different parts of the world. The third sector refers to various types of relief and welfare organizations, innovation organizations, public service organizations, ... More


Japan

Meghan Elizabeth Kallman, Terry Nichols Clark, Cary Wu, and Jean Yen-Chun Lin

in The Third Sector: Community Organizations, NGOs, and Nonprofits

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040436
eISBN:
9780252098857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040436.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the development and infrastructure of the third sector in Japan. The third sector in Japan can be classified into two different types of organizations: the first is heavily ... More


Conclusion: Harnessing the Third Sector to Benefit the City

Carolyn T. Adams

in From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book concludes by reiterating the central role played by Third-Sector organizations in urban redevelopment in greater Philadelphia as powerful sources of money and influence from the suburbs. It ... More


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