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Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit In the 21st Century

Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit In the 21st Century
Author: Peter C. Brinckerhoff
ISBN 13: 9780470432075
ISBN 10: 470432071
Edition: 3
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-11-23
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 303
List Price: $49.95

It is a fascinating and exciting time to be in the nonprofit world. There are more challenges, more opportunities, and more ways to respond to the increasing community needs that are at your door. As a nation and as a planet, nonprofits are necessary more than ever. You want to take your mission to a new level and Mission-Based Management, Third Edition will help you, your board, and your staff get there.

This significantly updated edition of this classic expands on the invaluable hows and whys of not-for-profit empowerment covered in the Second Edition to offer highly effective new ideas and new criteria for success in today's increasingly competitive nonprofit terrain.

This Third Edition of Mission-Based Management provides comprehensive, hands-on guidance, addressing:

  • The unique concerns of today's managers in nonprofit organizations

  • A refreshed set of priorities for the mission-based manager

  • Revised characteristics of a successful mission-based organization

  • Updated predictions for the next ten years

  • A new chapter on ethics, accountability, and transparency addressing organizational transparency, the effects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, new technologies, technology planning, and disaster planning

  • Updated discussion questions at the end of each chapter, allowing you to generate better conversations with your staff and board about which parts of the book most apply to your organization's unique needs

As a leader of a twenty-first century nonprofit, you have to concern yourself with many differing and conflicting needs and demands, those of your funders, the people you serve, your board, staff, community, and peers. Mission-Based Management, Third Edition reveals how top-quality not-for-profits really run and how to ensure that your organization is one of the ones that works, both this year and throughout the twenty-first century.


Offers ideas for managing a not-for-profit organization in such areas as the mission statement, staff, the board of directors, marketing, financial empowerment, and the planning process. The second edition adds a chapter on using computers, the Internet, and wireless communications within the organization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)