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Nonprofit Management

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A Social Justice Approach


  • Elaine Congress
  • Allan Luks JD
  • Francis Petit MBA, PhD
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Nonprofit organizations are increasingly concerned with the need to demonstrate how social justice principles impact every aspect of their work. This is the only textbook to explicitly integrate social justice principles into the management of a nonprofit organization. It provides students with the knowledge and skills required to integrate a social justice value system into their work as effective nonprofit leaders. Using practical tips and illustrative case examples, the text explains the structure and processes of nonprofit organizations with a particular emphasis on social justice themes. Nonprofit Management: A Social Justice Approach is edited by an interdisciplinary team of prominent leaders in business, management, and social service, who together run the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders. They have assembled a group of expert authors who provide extensive coverage of the nonprofit leadership field.

The book discusses the history of the development of nonprofit management up to the present day. It addresses legal and ethical considerations, organizational planning and staff management, finance, public relations, fundraising, public advocacy and volunteerism, program design and grant development, governance and board development, developing an international nonprofit, information technology, career development, and creating a nonprofit/social entrepreneurship organization. Additional chapters address quality improvement, mentoring, and proposal writing. The text is ideal for students and faculty in social service administration, human service leadership, social work management, public and community health, public administration, and health care administration and management.


  • Comprises the only nonprofit management text to integrate social justice themes
  • Edited by an interdisciplinary group of authors representing the social service, social work, management, and nonprofit fields
  • Includes illustrative case studies and review questions
  • Includes cutting-edge content on social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Supplemental PowerPoint presentations are available for instructors

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 09, 2016
  • Page Count 331
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826127372
  • EISBN 9780826127389

About The Author(s) 

Elaine Congress. DSW, MSSW

is Professor and Associate Dean at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. She is also a co-director for the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders a joint program of the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service and the Gabelli School of Business . Her many publications have focused on cultural diversity, public health, social work ethics, and social work education. She has written seven books including

Multicultural Perspectives in Working with Families, Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees: Legal Issues, Clinical Skills, and Advocacy,


Social Work Ethics,

three of which have been translated into Korean.. She has held many leadership positions as President of the NYC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), chair of the Publications Committee for the Council on Social Work Education, Fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine, social work member of the Governing Council of the American Association of Public Health (APHA), and IFSW representative at the United Nations.

Allan Luks, JD,

is Director of the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders. He is nationally recognized in the fields of volunteering, public policy and social change. A nonprofit executive director for more than three decades, he has had four books published, led the passage of three laws, and was named New York City nonprofit leader of the year by Crain's New York Business magazine. His book, "The Healing Power of Doing Good," created the term "helper's high," showing the emotional and physical health benefits enjoyed by volunteers. "Will America Sober Up?" was called a "blueprint for modifying America's alcohol habits" by The New York Times Book Review. He led the adoption of the New York City law requiring warning posters about the dangers of birth defects from drinking during pregnancy, the first such law in the country; and that warning is now federal law and found on every alcohol beverage label. Before Fordham, he was executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC.

Francis Petit, Ed.D.

serves as associate dean of global initiatives and partnerships and also serves as an adjunct associate professor of marketing at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. Dr. Petit has established executive programs in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to earning a doctorate in economics and education from Columbia University, Dr. Petit completed executive certificates at Columbia Business School, in pricing, and at MIT's Sloan School of Management, in strategy and innovation. He received the Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence as voted by Fordham's MBA Class of 2009.

Table of Contents 



Foreword Dennis M. Walcott, MEd, MSW


1. Overview

Elaine P. Congress, Allan Luks, and Francis Petit

2. Advocacy

Allan Luks and Keneca Boyce

3. Past and Present Issues With Nonprofit Organizations

Ji Seon Lee

4. Integrating Managerial Excellence and Social Justice

William Catucci and Karen Jeisi

5. Law, Governance, and Ethics

William J. Toppeta

6. Staff Management

Carl M. Gold

7. Organizational Finance

Frank M. Werner

8. Fundraising for Social Justice: Securing Resources for Just Causes

Lauri Goldkind

9. Program and Grant Development: A Social Justice Approach

Tina Maschi and Morgan Jade de Saussure

10. Governance and Board Development

Shelly Wimpfheimer

11. International Nonprofit Organizations: Global Standards, Local Practices, Challenges, and the Meaning of Sustainability

Marciana Popescu and Caitlin Breen Thomas

12. Nonprofit 2.0: Hardware, Software, and Shareware: Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Age

Lauri Goldkind

13. Personal and Professional Communication

Kevin Daley

14. Career Development

Judy Paul

15. Mentoring

Mica McKnight, Keneca Boyce, and Sandra C. Guerra

16. Social Entrepreneurship

Michael Pirson

17. Assessment and Evaluation

Keneca Boyce

18. Quality Improvement in a Nonprofit Organization: Developing a Solid System

Keila E. Zapata-Kelly

19. Conclusion

Francis Petit, Elaine P. Congress, and Allan Luks