About the Book

Reframing Nonprofit Organizations provides a missing and much-needed critical perspective on nonprofit and voluntary organization management.

By critical, we mean a perspective that considers nonprofit and voluntary organizations and their management within the context of historically-specific, social structures and processes—such as those related to politics, economics, culture, discourse, gender, and race—and the political and changeable nature of these. A critical perspective also seeks to reveal and question taken-for-granted assumptions related to power, politics, control, and democratic change.

Our intent is to encourage readers to think differently about nonprofit and voluntary organization management, and act differently as current or future leaders in the field and as engaged and active citizens in society.

Each chapter in the book addresses a key topic or area of practice, applying critical perspectives to very practical application. The book makes an excellent companion to more conventional nonprofit management textbooks.