Three Schools of Nonprofit Thought: Evolution of the Field and Implications For Leadership

Malhotra, Aastha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2509-1239 (2018) Three Schools of Nonprofit Thought: Evolution of the Field and Implications For Leadership. In: Transformational Leadership and Not for Profits and Social Enterprises. Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations. Taylor & Francis, New York, United States, pp. 15-33. ISBN 9781138204829


Abstract

This chapter provides the competing perspectives into three distinct schools of thought where each school is based on unique values and motivations, and has different strengths and shortcomings. It discusses the three schools of thought, covering their origins, the key drivers that prompted their emergence, the key characteristics and practices associated with each school as well as the reasons behind the transitions from one school to another. The chapter highlights the transformational nature of the nonprofit landscape and the contrasting and contradictory perspectives that exist towards nonprofit functioning and the resulting debates. Illustrative practices include supervision and formation of ethical codes that continue to govern practice and prescribe service ideals. The Traditional School not only endorses these views, but also deems that focusing on anything other than the mission diminishes an organisation's ability to stay true to its purpose. The foremost characteristic of the Hybrid School is visible in 'dual-natured' practices that blur boundaries between nonprofit and for-profit work.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2022 22:46
Last Modified: 26 May 2022 04:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: nonprofit management, leadership
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350708 Not-for-profit business and management
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4404 Development studies > 440407 Socio-economic development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150302 Management
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2301 Community services > 230199 Community services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315468570
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47548

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