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The Nonprofit FAQ: Theories of Management

Select an FAQ   (10):

Background Books on the Nonprofit Sector
A classified list of standard works on the principal themes of interest.
How to do performance appraisals
Some thoughts about how to assemble and use meaningful information about job performance.
Is a Management Company a Good Idea for an Association
Maybe. Especially considering the many details that go with having a small office staff.
List of Books on Volunteerism
Here is a list compiled in 1996.
Management Basics
A general introduction to management resources at
Resources about Management of Nonprofit Organizations
An annotated list of some online services that are focused on the challenges of running nonprofits (mostly in the US)
Theories of Management, Leadership and Organizations
Free Management Library offers information about basics of management, leadership and organizations
What is a manager? leader? supervisor? executive?
Defnitions of key terms in management from the Free Management Library at
What is business planning? How is it carried out?
A business plan specifies your nonprofit's business idea. It's sometimes needed for funding or to justify a new program. The plan often includes a market study, strategic plan and financial projections.
What is leadership? How do I develop my leadership skills?
Resources to help you explore leadership and what it means to you