Download and read online Breakthrough Management for Not for profit Organizations in PDF and EPUB This is a comprehensive guide to managing and leading a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization in difficult economic times.
Download and read online Breakthrough Thinking for Nonprofit Organizations in PDF and EPUB This groundbreaking book will help nonprofit managers think in new and creative ways about how they define and meet the challenges they face--and how to rise above standard practices to lift their organizations to greater performance levels. Using examples of best practices from innovative organizations in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, Breakthrough Thinking for Nonprofit Organizations offers a mix of "how-to" advice and case studies that will guide readers on a new road to creativity. This book will fundamentally change the way nonprofit professionals think about how they do their work--and usher in a new era for nonprofits. 2003 Terry McAdam Book Award Winner http://www.allianceonline.org/publications/mcadam_past_winners_1.page
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