The purpose of this research is to develop an ideal model for managers and directors on how to effectively manage nonprofit organizations. In particular, research is done on organizations that deliver social services to the public. The research is based on the conceptual framework of five components developed by the review of scholarly literature. The components are: developing exemplary leadership, integrating nonprofit management techniques, building a structured system, connecting to the community, and implementing strategic planning. After quantitative data is collected and analyzed, findings show the opinions and insights of nonprofit leaders on what they should be doing to manage their organizations effectively. The survey research provides a basis for creating this ideal model.
Nonprofit organizations continue to grow in number and influence the implementation of public policies, vitality of civil society, and global economy. The little research or literature available on the use of performance measurement as a strategic tool in assessing nonprofit organizations' effectiveness in the accomplishment of their missions poses a general problem. Furthermore, no adequate performance measurement mechanisms exist for determining a nonprofit organizations' effectiveness in fulfilling its mission. Nonprofit leaders are in continuous quest for ways to explain, predict, and improve organizational effectiveness.
This piece of academic research provides an insight into the understanding of nonprofit accountability through detailing the various perspectives and introducing an initiative designed to assess the accountability of third sector organizations. A detailed analysis was undertaken of the challenges civil society and its organizations are facing, addressing issues of governance, legitimacy, public trust, funding, and effectiveness. Subsequently a model of general accountability standards along with practical guidelines got constructed on how to effectively manage the accountability of nonprofit organizations. A self-assessment methodology is supplementing the model, which enables the organizations to measure their compliance with the standards. The complex GNAS initiative got tested on a small local sample and proved to be an adequate tool for assessing the accountability of nonprofit organizations. This study is of general interest and has value and relevance to both academics and practitioners.
An easy-to-understand guide to the complex rules and regs of nonprofit financial management. Nonprofit Bookkeeping For Dummies is a practical guide for anyone who is responsible for financial and accounting operations in nonprofit organizations or who needs to read and understand a nonprofit financial statement. It gives nonprofit managers the information they need to successfully manage their finances and keep accurate books in accordance with state and federal laws. This handy guide explains the basics of nonprofit bookkeeping, general nonprofit accounting principles, and basic financial statements, as well as specific laws and regulations that govern the accounting of nonprofit organizations. It also covers IRS Form 990, along with changes made in 2007 to the line numbers and other areas of this important tax document. Sharon Farris (Montgomery, AL) is the President of FACT$ (Farris Accounting & Consulting Training Services). She is also the President of AAGP (American Association of Grant Professionals), Montgomery.