Learning Why and How: A Reader in Managing Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations

Board Members and Managers

Author(s): Rita S. Mano

Pp: 42-54 (13)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805451011201010042

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Abstract

Board members and managers, along with the volunteer workforce are vital to organizational performance and outcomes in nonprofits. Issues of interests, needs and motives of the participants are discussed in the present chapter. The aspects of personal characteristics, their motivations and their goals are discussed to show how important it is to consider thoroughly the structure of the board and their capabilities as essential factors in the decision making process of nonprofit organizations. This chapter also addresses the specific aspects of managers’ involvement and conditions in nonprofit settings that enable planning and executing crucial strategic choices.


Keywords: Managers, goals, organizational identity, boards, composition, duties, size.

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