Advocacy and Organizational Engagement

Advocacy and Organizational Engagement

Author: Lukasz M. Bochenek

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789734379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 560

In providing a comprehensive overview on how to design and execute effective advocacy strategies for organizations, this book challenges the way communications used to be managed. Instead it proposes and provides tools for multilateral advocacy, where multiple actors and institutions cooperate, as a driver for corporate decisions.

Advocacy and Organizational Engagement

Advocacy and Organizational Engagement

Author: Lukasz M. Bochenek

Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1789734401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 910

In providing a comprehensive overview on how to design and execute effective advocacy strategies for organizations, this book challenges the way communications used to be managed. Instead it proposes and provides tools for multilateral advocacy, where multiple actors and institutions cooperate, as a driver for corporate decisions.

Advances in Understanding Advocacy and Improving Policy Practice Education

Advances in Understanding Advocacy and Improving Policy Practice Education

Author: Richard Hoefer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317230311

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 638

A perennial issue in social work is the lack of clear evidence showing how to be a successful advocate and how to create enthusiasm among students for policy practice. Researchers are now applying theory to understand better the topics of effective social work advocacy and policy practice. The results of testing conceptual models with carefully gathered evidence are beneficial, helping us to advance our knowledge more quickly than merely collecting descriptions of case studies that remain unintegrated into a larger context. Improvements in understanding how to conduct effective advocacy emerge, helping practitioners to be more successful in their advocacy efforts. Similarly, bringing evidence and data to teaching methods improves confidence in their applicability to more than one course or institution. Readers of this book will discover how to be more effective policy practitioners as well as more engaging instructors by focusing on theories and evidence which demonstrate successful advocacy and teaching. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Policy Practice.

Nonprofits and Advocacy

Nonprofits and Advocacy

Author: Robert J. Pekkanen

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421413495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 117

Does nonprofit mean nonpolitical? When the Susan G. Komen foundation pulled funding for Planned Parenthood’s breast exam program, the public uproar brought new focus to the high political and economic stakes faced by nonprofit organizations. The missions of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations, political action committees, and now Super PACs have become blurred as issues of advocacy and political influence have become increasingly entangled. Questions abound: Should a nonprofit advocate for its mission and its constituents with a goal of affecting public policy? What are the limits of such advocacy work? Will such efforts fundamentally jeopardize nonprofit work? What can studies of nonprofit advocacy efforts reveal? Editors Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven Rathgeb Smith, and Yutaka Tsujinaka recognize the urgent need for relevant research and insight into these issues as direct and indirect government services are squeezed by federal cutbacks. Nonprofits and Advocacy defines advocacy and clarifies the differences among advocacy, lobbying, political activity, and education, as well as advocacy measurements. Providing original empirical data and innovative theoretical arguments, this comparative study is organized into two parts. The first part focuses on local and national dimensions of nonprofit advocacy, and the second part looks at organizational politics and strategies. The conclusion considers basic questions about nonprofit advocacy and seeks to draw lessons from research efforts and practice. Providing a critical look at the multidimensional roles and advocacy efforts of nonprofits, this volume will be valued by scholars, students, leaders, and activists—many of whom advocate for the interests of their organizations while delivering services to their organizations' constituents. The research is also relevant for policymakers involved in cross-sector public policy initiatives as they strive to provide more efficient public-private solutions to challenging governance issues.

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy - 5 Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy - 5 Volume Set

Author: Domonic A. Bearfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000031621

Category: Political Science

Page: 3786

View: 750

Now in its third edition, Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy remains the definitive source for article-length presentations spanning the fields of public administration and public policy. It includes entries for: Budgeting Bureaucracy Conflict resolution Countries and regions Court administration Gender issues Health care Human resource management Law Local government Methods Organization Performance Policy areas Policy-making process Procurement State government Theories This revamped five-volume edition is a reconceptualization of the first edition by Jack Rabin. It incorporates over 225 new entries and over 100 revisions, including a range of contributions and updates from the renowned academic and practitioner leaders of today as well as the next generation of top scholars. The entries address topics in clear and coherent language and include references to additional sources for further study.

Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Kathryn A. Agard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412968867

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1073

View: 932

Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations tackles issues and leadership topics for those seeking to understand more about this dynamic sector of society. A major focus of this two-volume reference work is on the specific roles and skills required of the non-profit leader in voluntary organizations. Key features include: contributions from a wide range of authors who reflect the variety, vibrancy and creativity of the sector itself an overview of the history of non-profit organizations in the United States description of a robust and diverse assortment of organizations and opportunities for leadership an exploration of the nature of leadership and its complexity as exemplified in the non-profit sector availability both in print and online - this title will form part of the 2010 Encyclopedia Collection on SAGE Reference Online. The Handbook includes topics such as: personalities of non-profit leaders vision and starting a nonprofit organization nonprofit law, statutes, taxation and regulations strategic management financial management collaboration public relations for promoting a non-profit organization human resource policies and procedures.

The Technology Takers

The Technology Takers

Author: Jens P. Flanding

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787694651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 567

Digital-era technologies lead organizations to become technology takers, the equivalent of economic "price takers." To be a technology taker is to assent to the behavior transforming benefits of modern technologies. This playbook offers technology takers tactics to manage change, create value, and exploit the digital era’s strategic opportunities.

Migrants' Participation in Exclusionary Contexts

Migrants' Participation in Exclusionary Contexts

Author: K. Pilati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137553607

Category: Social Science

Page: 123

View: 515

This insightful book analyzes the political engagement and marginalization of three of Milan's migrant groups, Filipinos, Egyptians and Ecuadorians. Bringing together data relating to the civic and political engagement of individual migrants, and of migrant organizational networks, the result is an examination of the consequences of the political exclusion of migrants, exploring the different ways in which they cope with this predicament. Such exclusion, the author argues, has three major impacts. It can transform migrant groups into political subcultures and engender externally-driven participation, but it can also lead to radicalization.

The Nonprofit Sector

The Nonprofit Sector

Author: Walter W. Powell

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9781503611085

Category: Social Science

Page: 888

View: 325

The nonprofit sector has changed in fundamental ways in recent decades. As the sector has grown in scope and size, both domestically and internationally, the boundaries between for-profit, governmental, and charitable organizations have become intertwined. Nonprofits are increasingly challenged on their roles in mitigating or exacerbating inequality. And debates flare over the role of voluntary organizations in democratic and autocratic societies alike. The Nonprofit Sector takes up these concerns and offers a cutting-edge empirical and theoretical assessment of the state of the field. This book, now in its third edition, brings together leading researchers—economists, historians, philosophers, political scientists, and sociologists along with scholars from communication, education, law, management, and policy schools—to investigate the impact of associational life. Chapters consider the history of the nonprofit sector and of philanthropy; the politics of the public sphere; governance, mission, and engagement; access and inclusion; and global perspectives on nonprofit organizations. Across this comprehensive range of topics, The Nonprofit Sector makes an essential contribution to the study of civil society.

Public Relations

Public Relations

Author: Chiara Valentini

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110552607

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 853

What is public relations? What do public relations professionals do? And what are the theoretical underpinnings that drive the discipline? This handbook provides an up-to-date overview of one of the most contested communication professions. The volume is structured to take readers on a journey to explore both the profession and the discipline of public relations. It introduces key concepts, models, and theories, as well as new theorizing efforts undertaken in recent years. Bringing together scholars from various parts of the world and from very different theoretical and disciplinary traditions, this handbook presents readers with a great diversity of perspectives in the field.