Don Macdonald

Innovation and Change in Non-Profit Organisations

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A Case Study Guide to Survival, Sustainability and Success

Innovation and Change in Non-Profit Organisations explores how smaller charity organisations and community groups are developing exciting new projects around the world, and how non-profit SMEs can learn from them in order to survive and thrive in a demanding, rapidly-changing world.

 

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Innovation and Change in Non-Profit Organisations explores how smaller charity organisations and community groups are developing exciting new projects around the world, and how non-profit SMEs can learn from them in order to survive and thrive in a demanding, rapidly-changing world.

The global non-profit sector is vast, with over 1.5 million registered organisations in the US alone. In the UK, the charity sector rivals the motor industry in scale. However, organisations in the social sector – and smaller community groups in particular – face a number of challenges. While technology and social media have enabled previously unimagined levels of communication, rising inequality and funding cuts have made operations much harder to sustain. Against this complex and shifting landscape, Innovation and Change in the Social Sector brings together a group of highly regarded specialists to stimulate new ideas for innovation, community action and social enterprise. Together, these contributors reflect on their achievements, challenge conventional wisdom, explore best practice, and offer inspirational advice for learning and deploying new skills across a wide range of fields and contexts.

 

Audience

Innovation and Change in Non-profit Organisations will be useful to employed and volunteer leaders and other management practitioners in social sector organisations; academics and researchers in social enterprise and related areas; students on courses in social work, youth and community work, and social enterprise.

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Publication date: May 2019

Contents:

Introduction

 

PART 1: ISSUES & APPROACHES

Communities Doing it for Themselves (Sian Lockwood)

Challenges of Contemporary Leadership (Shaks Ghosh)

Thinking Differently to Change & Adapt (Chris Durkin & Tommy Hutchison)

Procurement & Commissioning in the Social Sector (Chris O’ Leary & Don Macdonald)

Evaluation & Service Improvement in Small Social Sector Organizations (Don Macdonald)

 

PART 2: CASE STUDIES

Social Housing: Staying Connected to the Client (Charles Fraser)

Mental Health for Young People: Delivering Impact with Scarce Resources (Sarah Brennan)

The Windrush Campaign: Engagement to Change Policy (Patrick Vernon)

Survive or Die: Critical Management Challenges (Don Macdonald)

Youth Community Organising: A Direct Path to Social Change (Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk)

Women’s Refugee Groups: Encouraging and Engaging (Marchu Girma)

Sustainable Energy Projects (Howard Johns)

Innovation in the NHS by Social Enterprises (Gladius Kulothungan)

 

PART 3: WIDER DEBATES

The Impact of Austerity on UK Civil Society (Andy Shields)

Social Sector Organizations in the Developing World (Daniel Nowack)

Conclusion (Don Macdonald)

Editor

Don Macdonald is Visiting Lecturer in Social Enterprise at the University of Greenwich, UK, having founded, managed and developed charities, social enterprises and community projects in the UK for forty years. He has extensive experience of youth work and education at grass roots level in inner city London, as well as over 25 years management with voluntary and public organisations providing services for disadvantaged groups.

Don helped found Foyer Federation for Youth for which he acted as CEO, as well as a social enterprise for which he was MD. He is now Chair of Trustees of the LFJ (London Football Journeys) charity, and advises and mentors small and emerging social enterprises. He provided consultancy, planning and coaching for a British Council project in Myanmar and has delivered coaching and management training, particularly to social sector managers.

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