The Nonprofit Challenge: Integrating Ethics into the Purpose and Promise of Our Nation's Charities (Hardback)
  • The Nonprofit Challenge: Integrating Ethics into the Purpose and Promise of Our Nation's Charities (Hardback)

The Nonprofit Challenge: Integrating Ethics into the Purpose and Promise of Our Nation's Charities (Hardback)

Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 17/11/2010
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This book describes the challenges facing charities, explains how they must reassess their commitment, and pushes charities to be their best. It also examines how two sectors of society - business and government - would benefit from a similar corrective journey.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230623927
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 547 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm


"This book is nothing less than a nuanced tour of the nonprofit sector. It is rich in the history and stories needed to make the journey lively. By using the prism of ethics it clears the underbrush used to duck questions about ethical behavior. In doing so it powerfully makes the case for ethical behavior among organizations and individuals in the nonprofit sector and the importance of this case as an example for the other two sectors of society." - Barry D. Gaberman, Senior Vice President, The Ford Foundation (Retired)

"This is a remarkable book. Unlike those that discuss the mechanics of fundraising or governance, The Nonprofit Challenge is the only one that discusses the obligations of the nonprofit community to society through the prism of ethics. Ethical behavior is fundamentally important in the running of any organization, but - as Doug White describes - charities have a duty to behave ethically. Because there is much work to be done before charities fulfill their special promise, Doug White's message ought to resonate in boardrooms and executive offices at every charity in the world." - Dame Stephanie Shirley, The British Government's Founding Ambassador for Philanthropy

"This is an unsettling portrait of the world of charities in the United States in which virtually every problem of significance derives from ethical failure. Doug White also provides an authoritative, how-to guide to informed giving." - Albert C. Lasher, member of the Advisory Council, Bronfman Center on Jewish Life at New York University

"Inspiring, motivating, and a great book for any nonprofit leader or board member who truly cares about doing the right thing the right way." - Wyndy Wilder Sloan, Director of Marketing & Communications, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, graduate of the Masters program NYU's Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising

"Doug White provides a thorough context of data, philanthropic insights and trends, and even varying opinions to judge his premise that ethics must be the core and focus of charities if they are to regain the high ground of being perceived as what they truly are, purveyors of public good. In The Nonprofit Challenge Doug effectively demonstrates why clarity of communications, quantification of results and activities where possible, transparency of resource allocations and genuine and frequent donor contacts all inure back to organizational self evaluation and ethical guide posts that can be broadly recognized by the public that charities serve." - Gary Dicovitsky, Executive Vice President of Development at The Prostate Cancer Foundation

"For years, Doug White has been a thought leader in non-profit ethics. The Nonprofit Challenge is a thoughtful analysis of the role of ethics in nonprofit organizations today." - Phil Radford, Executive Director, Greenpeace

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