Voluntary organizations engaged in development efforts are usually immersed in very demanding work in unhelpful conditions. This leaves them little time to come to grips with the specialized demands fof management development. Adding to the difficulty is the prevailing tendency in many non-profits and NGOs to distance themselves from the world of `management`. However, the need for effective management in their work is often greater than in commercial ventures of a similar size. In this context, the governing board can play an important role in the effective management of voluntary organizations, but it is a role that is largely neglected. This book-the first of its kind in India-draws upon the authors` broad experience in consulting to identify the needs of governing boards, and offers a programme designed to meet those needs. This book is a practical, comprehensive and ready reference manual for board members of non-profit organizations (NPOs), covering all the issues involved-from the legal frameworks governing NPOs to useful guidelines on fundraising. Using the `frequently asked questions` format, it covers various aspects of NPO management, with an emphasis on the strategy-policy function of boards.
|Publication date:||1st November 2005|
|Author:||V. C. Padaki, Manjulika Vaz|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc|
|Categories:||Management & management techniques, Non-profitmaking organizations,|
Vijay Padaki is co-founder and Director of The P&P Group, a Bangalore-based management research and consultancy centre with a special focus on organization and institutional development. Early in his career he headed the Human Resources Division of ATIRA (Ahmedabad Textile Industry Research Association). He was a member of the founding faculty of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, where he designed courses in research methodology, organizational behaviour, marketing research, organizational development and rural socio-technical systems. Besides setting up the Chimanlal Lalbhai Centre for Management, Ahmedabad, and helping to formulate the first comprehensive research-based textile policy for India in 1985, he ...More About V. C. Padaki, Manjulika Vaz