Pathways to Nonprofit Excellence
Achieving and Sustaining High Performance Organizations in the Nonprofit Sector
By (author) Paul Charles Light
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Pathways to Nonprofit Excellence by Paul Charles Light
Book DescriptionFourth in a series of reports on the changing nature of public service in government and the nonprofit sector, Pathways to Excellence focuses on a unique survey of contemporary thinking about creating effective nonprofit organizations. Based on interviews with 250 leading thinkers from the worlds of philanthropy, scholarship, and consulting, as well as 250 executive directors of some of the nation's most effective nonprofits, the book argues that there is no one best way to higher performance. Although higher performance clearly requires a commitment to excellence, it can be achieved along more than one pathway using one of several different strategies. Pathways to Excellence shows that every nonprofit organization can improve uno matter how well or poorly it is currently performing uoften by taking simple first steps up a development spiral to high performance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815706250
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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President's Agenda, Paperback (December 1998)
Although there are important differences between the two Presidents, not the least of which is Bush's high proportion of small-scale, old ideas, the two share a pronounced tendency to look backward for inspiration rather than forward."-from the Preface
Tides of Reform, Paperback (October 1998)
Since 1945, the Congresses and Presidents of the United States have made many efforts to improve the performance of the federal government. This text examines the most important reform statutes passed and concludes that the problem is not too little reform but too much.
Sustaining Innovation, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by Paul Charles Light
Written for nonprofit and public organizations, this work shows how to innovate successfully. The book is divided into four parts: organizational environment, internal bureaucracy, leadership, and management systems. The author shows how each of these work in practice, and with one another.
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Author Biography - Paul Charles Light
Paul C. Light is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at New York University, USA. He is also Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he founded the Center for Public Service. Light is the author of numerous books on public service and management, among them Pathways to Nonprofit Excellence (2002), Government's Greatest Achievements (2002), Making Nonprofits Work (2000), and The New Public Service (1999).
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