Managing Contracted Services in the Nonprofit Agency: by Susan Bernstein

By Susan Bernstein

via interviews performed with nonprofit organization managers within the big apple urban metropolitan sector, Susan Bernstein vividly describes their reports with "contracting out," the crucial means that the "reluctant" American welfare nation has of supplying public companies in the course of the inner most region. The business enterprise directors glance upon this as a nightmarish online game and their tales light up how welfare nation mechanisms paintings in perform in addition to the tangled nature of bureaucracies Bernstein illustrates and analyzes those directors’ suggestions for handling the executive, moral, and political problems with shrunk providers. Managing shriveled Services is without doubt one of the first books to ascertain how directors deal with shriveled prone in a bureaucratic and political environment.

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Center for Creative Leadership, 1980); and Rino J. , An Introduction to Human Services Management, vol. 1 of Social Administration: The Management of the Social Services, 2d ed. (New York: The Haworth Press, 1985), pp. 28-43. 38. Leonard R. Sayles, Managerial Behavior: Administration in Complex Organizations (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964), p. viii, as quoted in Mintzberg, The Nature of Managerial Work, p. 218; and Leonard R. Sayles, Leadership: What Effective Managers Really Do ... and How They Do It (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979), p.

An executive director explains that while a GFO funds some NPAs in full for programs, his and others are required to match a portion of the contract amount. " As the result of a demographic evaluation of need, the GFO cuts funding for programs in his community, and his NPA is "slashed" $40,000. He is concerned that the remaining funding is in jeopardy because the GFO's director has changed since the last contracts were issued: "I don' t know what's going to happen . " The GFO can be formidable competition .

371-85; Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Men and Women of the Corporation (New York: Basic Books, 1977), pp. 291-98; Barbara Ley Toffier, Tough Choices: Managers Talk Ethics (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1986), p . 3; and Dennis R. Young, Casebook of Management for Nonprofit Organizations-Entrepreneurship and Organizational Change in the Human Services (New York: The Haworth Press, 1985), pp. 3-4. Although Kanter (Men and Women of the Corporation, p. vi) is the only one identifying her research as such, all three have used ethnographic methods .

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