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Advancing Nonprofit Stewardship Through Self-Regulation: Translating Principles into Practice

Christopher Corbett, with a foreword by David Horton Smith

In 2004, Independent Sector, the major trade organization for US nonprofits, convened a panel to recommend actions to strengthen nonprofit governance and ethical standards. The panel's report, some three years in the making, highlighted 33 principles that it recommended nonprofits adopt. The report was overwhelmingly welcomed by the nonprofit sector, but the task of translating principles into    More >

Advancing Nonprofit Stewardship Through Self-Regulation: Translating Principles into Practice

Beyond the Magic Bullet: NGO Performance and Accountability in the Post–Cold War World

Michael Edwards and David Hulme, editors

Beyond the Magic Bullet offers a thorough assessment of the roles, performance, and accountability of NGOs and grassroots organizations in international development assistance. Drawing on case studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the authors provide frameworks for assessing performance and accountability and offer experienced-based guidelines for improving both.    More >

Beyond the Magic Bullet: NGO Performance and Accountability in the Post–Cold War World

Building a Better International NGO: Greater than the Sum of the Parts?

James Crowley and Morgana Ryan

In the wake of tremendous growth in the size and scope of their activities, as well as the increased complexity of their programs, how can large international NGOs work effectively—so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts? James Crowley and Morgana Ryan address this question, drawing on their extensive hands-on experience to offer a practical and even provocative guide. The    More >

Building a Better International NGO: Greater than the Sum of the Parts?

Creating Credibility: Legitimacy and Accountability for Transnational Civil Society

L. David Brown

Creating Credibility provides concrete approaches to assessing and enhancing the legitimacy and accountability of civil society organizations—so that they can reach their full potential in contributions to governance and problem solving.    More >

Creating Credibility: Legitimacy and Accountability for Transnational Civil Society

Creative Capacity Development: Learning to Adapt in Development Practice

Jenny Pearson

Jenny Pearson tells the story of a nongovernmental organization on a path to improve the quality of its programs by becoming a learning organization—and by making room for creative risks and innovation. Offering an unflinching appraisal of her own assumptions and setbacks as she established VBNK (the Institute to Serve Facilitators of Development) in Cambodia, Jenny Pearson explains how a    More >

Creative Capacity Development: Learning to Adapt in Development Practice

Cultivating Inspired Leaders: Making Participatory Management Work

Bruce Lansdale

Bruce Lansdale draws on the wealth of experience that he gained during his years at the American Farm School to show how managers can progress from their traditional roles as administrators to become inspired leaders with the capability and eagerness to cultivate leadership qualities—as well as a sense of dedication and commitment to their organizations and their associates—in    More >

Cultivating Inspired Leaders: Making Participatory Management Work

Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration: Theory and Practice

Desmond Molloy

Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration, or DDR, has been widely advocated for decades as an essential component of postconflict peacebuilding. But DDR in practice has generated more questions than answers. Does the approach work, contributing to postconflict stabilization and the reintegration of former combatants? Can it work better? What constitutes success? What accounts for failures?    More >

Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration: Theory and Practice

Expanding the Pie: Fostering Effective Non-Profit and Corporate Partnerships

Susan Rae Ross

Axiom Business Book Award Winner! Susan Rae Ross provides essential tools and frameworks—illustrated by a selection of useful case studies—to support NGO managers in designing, implementing, and evaluating effective nonprofit-corporate partnerships.    More >

Expanding the Pie: Fostering Effective Non-Profit and Corporate Partnerships

Finding a Way in International Development: Options for Ethical and Effective Work

Sarah Parkinson

Despite the labyrinthine bureaucracies, frustrating inefficiencies, and disorienting complexities of the "development business," many individuals and groups find their way through and contribute to positive change. How do they do it? What ethical and practical dilemmas do they face, and what strategies do they find most effective for overcoming them? Sarah Parkinson draws on the    More >

Finding a Way in International Development: Options for Ethical and Effective Work

Green Logic: Ecopreneurship, Theory, and Ethics

Robert Isaak

Green Logic seeks to highlight the key questions regarding entrepreneurship and sustainability in terms of motivation, government intervention, and ethics. Robert Issak examines how "green logic" works, how it differs from other logics, and how green thinking can be targeted in order to create environmentally responsible business in an era of rapid change. Key questions addressed in    More >

Green Logic: Ecopreneurship, Theory, and Ethics

Navigating Change for International NGOs: A Practical Handbook

James Crowley and Morgana Ryan

How can the managers, the staff, the board members and CEOs of international NGOs best navigate the strategic changes that are needed so that their organizations can work effectively in today's complex environment? Having focused on the need for those changes in their previous book, Building a Better International NGO, James Crowley and Morgana Ryan now provide a practical, hands-on guide to    More >

Navigating Change for International NGOs: A Practical Handbook

NGO Leadership and Human Rights

Richard K. Ghere

Richard Ghere provides a comprehensive survey of NGO involvement in a human rights based approach to leadership, organization, management, and performance. Ghere points to how any NGO, regardless of its specific mission, can provide outlets for human rights activism. He also discusses the ways that NGOs have become increasingly concerned with human rights. Calling for leaders of human rights    More >

NGO Leadership and Human Rights

Promoting Corporate Citizenship: Opportunities for Business and Civil Society Engagement

Laurie Regelbrugge, editor

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Promoting Corporate Citizenship: Opportunities for Business and Civil Society Engagement

The Change Imperative: Creating the Next Generation NGO

Paul David Ronalds

Paul David Ronalds draws on his experience as deputy CEO of World Vision Australia to offer a practical guide for international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) as they face the challenges of the Twenty-First century. Covering such concrete issues as advocacy, finance, technology, and human resources, as well as the more ambiguous areas of legitimacy and state sovereignty, his book is    More >

The Change Imperative: Creating the Next Generation NGO

The Nonprofit World: Civil Society and the Rise of the Nonprofit Sector

John Casey

John Casey explores the expanding global reach of nonprofit organizations, examining the increasingly influential role not only of prominent NGOs that work on hot-button global issues, but also of the thousands of smaller, little-known organizations that have an impact on people's daily lives. What do these nonprofits actually do? How and why have they grown exponentially? How are they    More >

The Nonprofit World: Civil Society and the Rise of the Nonprofit Sector