- Bray, I (2013). Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work. NY: Nolo Publishers.
Raising funds for nonprofits organizations can be a hectic process without an appropriate strategy by the board. This book outlines some of the successful methods such as approaching individual donors, government grants, company sales and fundraising and channels that nonprofits can use to sensitize well-wishers to raise funds such as the use of internet, media and social events. The book also provides guidelines for developing a successful funding plan that will attract donors and well-wishers.
- Brown, W. & lverson, J. (September 2004).Exploring Strategy and Board Structure in Nonprofit Organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, vol. 33: 3, (377-400).
In this article, Brown and Iverson tend to investigate the formal organization structures that board members and managers of most nonprofit organizations use. The article also outlines various considerations that are used to draw the structure of an organization depending on its purpose and strategy. It is evident that an organization that aims at serving a larger community coverage is more likely to have a broader management structure as compared to a small organization that serves a smaller group of people.
- Burd, N. (2009).The Key Financial Challenges Facing Nonprofits Today— and How Grantmakers Can Help. Grantmakers for Effective organizations. Retrieved from http://www.socialimpactexchange.org/sites/www.socialimpactexchange.org/files/publications/On_the_Money_v2.pdf.
According to Burd, nonprofits face several financial challenges especially as a result of poor decision making process and bad governance. Over relying on particular donors or one method of raising money is also an issue that contributes to financial problem. The author recommends that nonprofits should weigh different options of getting funds and also make appropriate measures of approaching grant makers for financial assistance.
- De Vita, C. & Flemming, C. (eds). (). Building Capacity in Nonprofit Organizations. The Urban Institute. Retrieved from http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/building_capacity.PDF.
This article outlines some of the effective ways that nonprofit organizations can improve their effectiveness through capacity building. This relates to the overall growth of the organization and the benefits it brings to the community. As a way of initiating effective growth and development, the article outlines some of the ways that nonprofit managers should address various problems by using the appropriate decision making procedures to handle these problems for the benefit of the organization and the community.
- Epstein, M. & McFarlan, W. (2011). Non-profits vs. For-profits Boards: Critical Differences. Strategic finance. Retrieved from http://www.imanet.org/PDFs/Public/SF/2011_03/03_2011_epstein.pdf.
- Glaeser, E. (2007). The Governance of Not-for-Profit Organizations. Chicago University Press.
This book has explained in detail the existing differences between management systems in nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Nonprofit institutions are not owned by any particular person as they rely on donors for funding as compared to profit making organizations who are owned by individuals. Compared to for-profit institutions, nonprofits do not disband their profits to the owners, to the board members or among the employees.
- Kelly, M. et al. (2011). Emerging Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: Myths, Meaning, and Motivations. (Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership). Retrieved from http://www.ccl.org/leadership/pdf/research/amexreportemergingleadership.pdf.
This article provides the current and emerging form of leaders and different leadership styles that are used in non-profit organizations. the different ways of empowering non-profit organizations’ leaders through equipping them with modern facilities including technological knowhow as a way of improving their capabilities. The article also outlines challenges that has affected the leadership styles including diversity of stakeholders and emerging technologies among other factors,
- Male, R. (2010). Life Cycles of Nonprofits and Non-Governmental Organizations. Retrieved from https://protect.omni.org/sites/EC/ecctoolkit/Toolkit%20Documents/Resource%20Development%20Richard%20Male/Life%20Cycle%20of%20Nonprofit%20Organization%2010.09.pdf.
In this article, male describe the changes that takes place during the life cycles of NGOs including changes in mission versus money, leadership styles and management among other factors. A life cycle is also outlined including the time when someone comes up with an idea to start a nonprofit, implementation of the idea, growth of the organization until it becomes an institution. The article has also touched on the importance of observing the life cycle to access the changes that take place.
- Poister, T. H. (2003).Measuring Performance in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. NY: John Wiley & Sons.
In this book, Poister outlines some of the measures that nonprofit organizations can use to measure the performance and effectiveness in executing the target goals. These include tools for measuring performance management, effective budgeting methods, contracting and employee efficiency.
- Rhode, D. & Amanda, P. (2009). Ethics and Nonprofits. Stanford Social innovation Review Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/ethics_and_nonprofits/.
This article has criticized some of ethical misconducts that have affected the development measures of nonprofits. Lack of integrity by the nonprofits managers is the leading cause of failures of these organizations and this is caused by lack of moral awareness, moral decision making among other factors. Some of unethical practices are also outlined such as misappropriation of funds, conflicts of interest among other factors and how these have affected the success of nonprofit organizations.
- Steven, K. (2001). Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-Based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity. NY: Stagewise Enterprises Incorporated.
This book provides an overview of the process of starting, managing and expanding non-profit organizations while dealing with possible barriers of expansion such as lack of finances. The book also outlines performance and effective management skills as the main success factors for the life cycles of non-profit organizations to be more productive in their agendas.
- Worth, M. (2009). Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice. NY: Sage.
This is a comprehensive reference book that has covered major aspects that affect management of nonprofit organizations. It outlines the existing and suitable management styles for managing nonprofits depending on the organization structure. Current methods of expanding nonprofits is discussed including funding methods such as fundraising, formation of nonprofit mergers and organizations collaborations are also addressed. Management theories that affect the operations of NGOs are also addressed and the current international trends that have a direct impact on the operations of nonprofits such as calamities are also discussed in this book.