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Nonprofit organizations: challenges and collaboration

Author: Vernis, Alfred ; Iglesias, Maria ; Saz-Carranza, ÀngelPublisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 172 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1403986355Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Nonprofit Organizations Challenges and Collaboration Contents List of Figures and Tables viii Chapter I Introduction A Changing Environment that Affects Nonprofits The Capacity Building Concept Collaboration, Trust and Innovation Challenges Involved in the Development of Capacity Building Skills Nonprofits: The Need to Go Beyond Effectiveness and Efficiency I 1I 13 16 Part I Chapter 2 Collaboration Collaborations Between Businesses and Nonprofits: Approaching Corporate Citizenship Sustainable Development as the Purpose of Collaborations Sectors Come Together Why do Nonprofits Collaborate? Why do Businesses Collaborate? The Collaboration Continuum Obstacles, Problems and Risks Collaboration Forms and Structures 23 23 23 27 29 34 35 38 Chapter 3 Collaborations Between Public Administrations and Nonprofits: Towards a Relational Society Introduction Why Is There a Relationship Between Public Administrations and Nonprofits? Why do Public Administrations Collaborate? 46 46 48 51 vi Contents The Collaboration Continuum and Public--private Collaboration Forms Problems in Collaboration Collaboration Management Other Aspects Helping Collaboration Management Conclusions 53 55 58 6I 63 Chapter 4 Collaborations Among Nonprofits: An Immediate Challenge Introduction Nonprofit Organizations' Environment Collaboration as an End: Why is Collaboration Necessary? The Collaboration Continuum Collaboration Models Collaboration Management Conclusions: Some Tips to Improve Collaborations Among Nonprofits 67 67 68 71 74 76 81 85 Part II Chapter 5 Competencies Required for Third-Sector Capacity Building Accountability Elements in Nonprofits Introduction What Is Accountability and Why Is It So Important for Nonprofits? Accountable on What and To Whom? Measuring Results: A Must for Accountability Nonprofits' Benchmarking and Accountability Final Considerations 91 9I 94 98 101 104 108 Chapter 6 Nonprofits' Governance Bodies and Governability Introduction Management and Governance Major Governance Body Responsibilities Governance Body Composition, Training and Renewal Conclusions III I 11 113 115 121 126 Chapter 7 The Human Team Introduction What Does It Mean to Have a Skillful Team? Having a Skillful Human Team The Influence of Organizational Structure and Culture Conclusions 127 127 128 137 145 147 Contents vii Chapter 8 Final Considerations Personal Barriers for Capacity Building Organizational Barriers for Capacity Building Sector Barriers for Capacity Building Social Innovators, Social Learning Organizations and a Mediating Capital Nonprofit Sector 148 151 153 154 156 Notes Bibliography Index 159 162 169

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