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Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector

Passion, Purpose and Professionalism Edited by the late Ronald J. Burke, formerly Emeritus Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
This impressive book assembles the latest research findings and thinking on the management of voluntary/nonprofit sector organizations and the effective utilization of both paid staff and volunteers. The authors expertly look into the challenges faced by this sector and the growing role that it plays in society. They review HRM in the voluntary sector and discuss the challenges of bringing about best practices, as well as suggesting how to improve leadership of voluntary/nonprofit organizations.
Extent: 288 pp
Hardback Price: $133.00 Web: $119.70
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 0 85793 729 2
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Public Management
  • Non-profits
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Public Policy
This impressive book assembles the latest research findings and thinking on the management of voluntary/nonprofit sector organizations and the effective utilization of both paid staff and volunteers. The authors expertly look into the challenges faced by this sector and the growing role that it plays in society. They review HRM in the voluntary sector and discuss the challenges of bringing about best practices, as well as suggesting how to improve leadership of voluntary/nonprofit organizations.

Non-profit organizations serve several useful purposes in society and exist in every country in the world. Like organizations in other sectors, non-profit organizations now have to do more with less. This book indicates the ways in which human resource management policies and practices can improve the effectiveness of non-profit organizations. The authors consider the roles played by non-profit organizations in effective leadership and its development, developing the non-profit brand, enhancing learning and skills development of both paid staff and volunteers and encouraging and supporting organizational change. They also examine how university-based education programs are developing talent in the non-profit sector.

This timely book will prove invaluable to academics and doctoral students interested in all aspects of management within the non-profit/voluntary sector. Government professionals working in this sector will also find this compendium insightful.
‘This volume addresses several important topics that influence HRM in the nonprofit sector. By providing rich context and linking research to practice, it creates a foundation for those interested in advancing the art and science of human resources in voluntary organizations.’
– Gary R. Kirk, Virginia Tech, US
Contributors: J. Blackmar, R.J. Burke, H.L. Carpenter, S.M. Chandler, C.L. Cooper, C.W. Coultas, I. Cunningham, D. Fields, S.L. Grau, W.E. Hein, M. Johansen, J. Jones, B. Kindel, S.B. Kleiser, N. Laidler-Kylander, K. LeRoux, M. McDonald, R. Mirabella, T.R. Packard, J.C. Ronquillo, E. Salas, S. Zajac
Contents:

PART I: SETTING THE STAGE: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR
1. Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector: Setting the Stage
Ronald J. Burke

2. HRM in the Voluntary Sector
Ian Cunningham

3. The Roles Nonprofit Organizations Play in Society in the United States
Susan M. Chandler and Morgen Johansen

PART II: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND NONPROFIT EFFECTIVENESS
4. Reviewing the Literature on Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
John C. Ronquillo, Whitney E. Hein and Heather L. Carpenter

5. Nine Empirical Guidelines for Top Leadership Teams in Nonprofit Organizations
Chris W. Coultas, Breanne Kindel, Stephanie Zajac and Eduardo Salas

6. The Heart of the Organization: Developing the Nonprofit Brand
Stacy Landreth Grau and Susan Bardi Kleiser

7. Nonprofit Brands and Brand Management
Nathalie Laidler-Kylander

8. Enhancing Learning and Skill Development Among Paid Staff and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations
Jeannette Blackmar and Kelly LeRoux

9. Effectively Leading a Diverse Nonprofit Workforce
Joy Jones and Dail Fields

10. Organizational Change in Nonprofit Organizations: Implications for Human Resource Management
Thomas R. Packard

PART III: DEVELOPING HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SKILLS
11. University-based Education Programs in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropic Studies: Current State of the Field and Future Directions
Roseanne Mirabella and Mary McDonald

Index