Can nonprofit leaders apply business management skills in running their organizations? Are future nonprofit leaders able to address the social justice challenges facing their organizations? And what management and social change skills and knowledge do nonprofit executives need to succeed as nonprofit leaders?
These are just some of the questions and issues that Elaine P. Congress, Allan Luks and Francis Petit address in Nonprofit Management: A Social Justice Approach (Springer Publishing Company, 2017).
What is the difference between social service leaders and those committed to a social entrepreneurship perspective? Many of those who lead social service organizations benefit from maintaining the status quo. Funded social service programs are designed to show client improvements, but not to eliminate the need for services. Social entrepreneurs, on the other hand, work to become unemployed — to make the problem disappear.
When developing a social entrepreneurship project, nonprofit leaders should ask themselves the following:
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