In this new edition of his popular textbook, Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy, Helmut K. Anheier has fully updated, revised and expanded his comprehensive introduction to this field. The text takes on an international and comparative dimensions perspective, detailing the background and concepts behind these organizations and examining relevant theories and central issues.

Anheier covers the full range of nonprofit organizations – service providers, membership organizations, foundations, community groups – in different fields, such as arts and culture, social services and education. He introduces central terms such as philanthropy, charity, community, social entrepreneurship, social investment, public good and civil society, whilst explaining how the field spills over from public management, through nonprofit management and public administration.

The previous edition won the Best Book Award at the American Academy of Management in 2006. Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy is an ideal resource for students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in both Europe and North America.

part |2 pages

Part I Studying nonprofi t organizations

chapter 1|20 pages

Studying nonprofi t organizations

chapter 2|36 pages

Historical background

chapter 3|38 pages


part |2 pages

Part II Dimensions

chapter 4|30 pages

Dimensions I: Overview

chapter 5|24 pages

Dimensions II: Specifi c fi elds

chapter 6|24 pages

Giving, philanthropy, and foundations

chapter 7|16 pages

Civic engagement

part |2 pages

Part III Approaches

part |2 pages

Part IV Managing nonprofi t organizations

chapter 11|54 pages

Organizational behavior and performance

chapter 12|28 pages

Management models and tools

chapter 13|30 pages

Financing nonprofi t organizations

chapter 14|24 pages

Leadership and human resources

chapter 15|22 pages

Governance, accountability, and transparency

chapter 16|26 pages

State–nonprofi t relations

part |2 pages

Part V Current issues and developments

chapter 17|36 pages

International aspects and globalization

chapter 18|32 pages

Policy issues and developments