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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


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


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


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


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


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