An essential and practical resource for the nonprofit field.
Celebrating its fortieth anniversary, this classic is now updated for a new generation. Tens of thousands of staff members, trustees, students, and volunteers can once again hone skills and acquire new knowledge from this significantly revised and expanded volume. Nonprofits today face new challenges: political, economic, and demographic shifts affecting governance, funding, and services. At the same time, organizations still require strong leadership and skilled management. But in an age of technological innovation, they must leverage social media and viral marketing, reassess service delivery, and meet the needs of new constituents.
Dr. Wolf’s update of Managing a Nonprofit Organization broadens the conversation and includes new chapters on diversity, equity, and inclusion; philanthropy; and crisis management in our highly connected, social media-fueled world. The book looks anew at the pillars of nonprofit management—assembling a cohesive team, recruiting the right members for the board, creating good internal policies and sound financial management, ensuring long-term sustainability, and providing effective leadership. At the same time, Dr. Wolf offers an updated roadmap for raising money and telling your story effectively. The book’s easy-to-understand language and study questions at the end of each chapter guide readers through the complexities of the nonprofit world, giving you everything you need to succeed.
Dr. Thomas Wolf’s career spans over four decades and encompasses the fields of philanthropy, education, and the arts. He established the Cambridge office of WolfBrown in 1983 after serving as the founding Director of the New England Foundation for the Arts. His clients have included ten of the fifty largest US foundations, government agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts, and treasured international cultural institutions like the British Museum, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and The Kennedy Center. Dr. Wolf is the author of numerous articles and books. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.