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Private sector strategies for social sector success : the guide to strategy and planning for public and nonprofit organizations
Kearns, Kevin P.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000.
Physical Description:
xxvii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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This practical guide offers a realistic approach to strategic management, while borrowing from the most helpful and relevant business ideas, allows the public or nonprofit organization to achieve success without compromising its unique mission or constituency. Executives, managers, and policymakers will find key principles for everyday application, including how to: identify trends that will most affect programs and services; assess the organization's core strengths and competencies; select strategies that advance the mission while building operational success; explore opportunities for collaborations with other organizations; and encourage a culture of strategic thought and action.

Throughout this innovative guide, there are numerous illustrations and examples of how to apply the most appropriate technique to a particular need or goal. At last, public and nonprofit organizations have a real-world guide to finding lasting success.

Author Notes

Kevin P. Kearns is associate professor and director of the Master of Public Administration program at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), University of Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibitsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
The Authorp. xxiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
Part 1 Preparing for Strategic Planning
1. Embracing New Challenges and Opportunities: Strategic Management in Government and Nonprofit Organizationsp. 3
2. Understanding Three Models of Strategy Formulationp. 32
3. Using Environmental Scanning to Track Trends and Prospectsp. 50
4. Analyzing Your Organization's Portfoliop. 108
Part 2 Choosing the Right Strategy
5. Growth Strategiesp. 135
6. Retrenchment Strategiesp. 162
7. Stability Strategiesp. 218
8. Collaborative Strategiesp. 241
Part 3 Strategy in Practice
9. Implementing Strategic Decisionsp. 271
Conclusion: Balancing Politics and Strategyp. 317
Referencesp. 327
Indexp. 337