There are more than 1.8 million nonprofits in the United States and at least 3 times that many internationally. Workers in these nonprofits and civil society organizations increasingly look to academic programs to provide leadership and management training. This edited volume is designed to provide new and experienced faculty and program administrators with a broader conception of how the nonprofit leaders of the future are and could be educated. The chapters are written by experienced nonprofit program leaders who provide guidance on all aspects of building and more importantly maintaining a successful nonprofit program. Many of the chapters are written by former leaders of the nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC), a recognized international leader in nonprofit management curricular development, while others are written by successful founders and administrators of nonprofit programs both in the US and internationally. All chapters are however grounded in the experience of the authors, supplemented with research on best practices and focusing on future trends in the field.

Preparing Leaders of nonprofit Organizations examines key issues and challenges in the fi eld from multiple perspectives, some of which are curricular and intellectual while others are related to program administration and oversight. The text explores core concepts, distils distinctive features of new or emerging academic programs, and identifies ways program leadership might ensure those features are reflected in their programs regardless of where these are housed within a university. The book is an essential resource for faculty and administrators who work with or are seeking to develop a nonprofit education program. It is also a useful guide for graduate students seeking a career in the nonprofit academy.

chapter |2 pages


chapter 1|22 pages

Institutionalization Interrupted

The Evolution of the Field of Nonprofit Studies

chapter 4|16 pages

Philanthropy and Volunteerism

The Why and How of Philanthropic Studies

chapter 6|11 pages

Nonprofit Management

Beyond Managerialism

chapter 9|21 pages

Teaching About Nonprofits

The Global Dimensions 1

chapter 10|16 pages

Nonprofit Leadership Teaching and Learning

Takeaways from Two Rounds of NACC Accreditation

chapter 12|21 pages

Critical Pedagogy and Nonprofit Management Education

Refocusing Our Classrooms Toward Transformation and Liberation

chapter 14|11 pages

A Wealth of Options

Making Sense of a Crowded Landscape

chapter 15|25 pages

Enacting Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies

Academic Centers as Builders of Transdisciplinary Bridges

chapter 17|20 pages

Assessing Nonprofit Academic Programs

A More Inclusive Approach

chapter 18|12 pages

The Nonprofit Studies Field as a Social Movement

How Can We Strengthen It?