Since this classic work was originally published in 1984, there have been major shifts in the nonprofit world -- the growth of more profit-oriented ventures, the overhaul of accounting rules, new partnerships, and an emphasis on customer-oriented service and leadership. In easy-to-understand language, Thomas Wolf explains how to cope with these changes and deal with the traditional challenges of managing staff, trustees, and volunteers.
Dr. Thomas Wolf's career spans over four decades and encompasses the fields of philanthropy, education and the arts. He established the Cambridge office of WolfBrown in 1983 after serving as the founding Director of the New England Foundation for the Arts. His clients have included ten of the fifty largest U.S. foundations, government agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts, and treasured international cultural institutions like the British Museum, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and The Kennedy Center. Dr. Wolf is the author of numerous articles and books. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Harvey Picker former trustee, New York Philharmonic and United Nations Institute for Training and Research Every nonprofit organization needs this book to improve its operation...Its checklists and explanations will improve the performance of even the most experienced board chairperson, CEO, treasurer, or fund raiser.
Anne Cohn Donnelly Professor of Nonprofit Management, Kellogg Graduate School, Northwestern University It is hard to believe that anyone could put everything you need to know about managing a nonprofit organization in one book, but Tom Wolf has done so.
Hodding Carter III President and CEO, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation As a newly arrived foundation executive, I put Wolf's volume at the top of my stack of reference books. It answers all the important questions about managing a nonprofit -- in a style whose clarity is matched only by its depth of knowledge. Thomas Wolf has given the field an invaluable resource, meeting a need that has never been greater.
Christine W. Letts Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and author of High Performance Nonprofit Organizations I recommend this book and use it in my nonprofit management class. It is an excellent primer providing insight and prescription for the thinking nonprofit leader.