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Conducting Needs Assessments

Author : Fernando I. Soriano
ISBN : 9781412965736
Genre : Social Science
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This book demystifies the process of planning a community intervention, using clear and simple language to aid students understanding .

New Approaches And Tendencies In Entrepreneurial Management

Author : Ovidiu Nicolescu
ISBN : 9781443873895
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume presents a set of innovative approaches to international management theory and practice. It disseminates the most important results of scientific research in the organisation management field to professors, management consultants, researchers and managers at an international level. It is structured in four sections, covering the main areas of interest in management: management of change, innovation and quality; knowledge management and intellectual capital; entrepreneurship, SMEs and social enterprises; and university governance and management. The book is aimed at management experts who aspire to use the latest methods, techniques and practices of organisational leadership, as well as students and others who are interested in the promotion and implementation of best practices in entrepreneurial management.

Designing And Planning Programs For Nonprofit And Government Organizations

Author : Edward J. Pawlak
ISBN : 9780787976170
Genre : Business & Economics
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Designing and Planning Programs for Nonprofit and Government Organizations is a comprehensive guide for practitioners who must carry out program planning projects in nonprofit or government human service organizations. Authors Edward J. Pawlak and Robert D. Vinter—experts in the field of program planning—show how planning is a goal-directed activity that will succeed when its tasks are carried out in orderly, progressive stages. In this important resource, the authors walk practitioners and students through the entire process from initiation to completion of planning projects and examine the relationship between planning, implementation, and program operations.

Information Needs Analysis

Author : Daniel G. Dorner
ISBN : 9781856044844
Genre : Computers
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If you want to provide an information service that truly fulfils your users' needs, this book is essential reading. Analysing and assessing the information needs of clients is key to the provision of effective service and appropriate collections in both face-to-face and virtual library services. The importance of information needs analysis is widely recognized by information professionals, but currently there is little substantive, detailed work in the professional literature devoted to this important topic. This new book is designed to fill that gap, by supporting practitioners in developing an information needs analysis strategy, and offering the necessary professional skills and techniques to do so. It will offer guidance to team leaders and senior managers in all areas of library work, especially those involved in collection management, service provision and web development, and is equally applicable to the needs of academic, public, government, commercial and other more specialized library and information services. The text adopts a hands-on, jargon-free approach, and includes relevant examples, case studies, reader activities and sources of further reading. Key areas covered include: - what is information needs analysis? - how is needs analysis conducted? - what are the varieties of needs analysis? - how are analyses evaluated and reported? Readership: The book will be essential reading for library and information practitioners, team leaders and senior managers. It will also be a core text on course reading lists in departments of library and information studies.

Needs Assessment

Author : James W. Altschuld
ISBN : 9781412975841
Genre : Business & Economics
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In 1995, Witkin and Altschuld proposed a three phase process model of needs assessment: - Preassessment (learning as much as possible from existing, inexpensive sources) - Assessment (collecting new information about the needs in consideration) - Postassessment (prioritizing needs, understanding their causes, and translating priorities into action plans for organizations). The model has been extensively re-conceptualized and forms the basis for this book. The content includes a user-oriented approach to a comprehensive overview of the three phases and the 14 key steps necessary to implement them. Numerous examples and practical illustrations are given throughout the text as guidance for needs assessors and those who do research on the topic. An extensive glossary of needs-related terms and an outline of a final report are also provided. The book is the first one in the Needs Assessment KIT with connections to the other four.

Occupational Therapy Community Based Practice Settings

Author : Marjorie E Scaffa
ISBN : 9780803640733
Genre : Medical
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From basic principles and policy issues through the variety of settings to the future role of the OT, a noted authority in the field introduces you to all aspects of this rapidly expanding field of practice. You’ll be prepared to take on new roles, to take unusual risks, and to envision service in creative ways - See more at:

Nonprofit Management

Author : Elaine P. Congress, MSSW, DSW
ISBN : 9780826127389
Genre : Social Science
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Nonprofit organizations are increasingly concerned with the need to demonstrate how social justice principles impact every aspect of their work. This isthe only textbook to explicitly integrate social justice principles into the management of a nonprofit organization. It provides students with theknowledge and skills required to integrate a social justice value system into their work as effective non-profit leaders. Using practical tips andillustrative case examples, the text explains the structure and processes of nonprofit organizations with a particular emphasis on social justice themes.The book is edited by an interdisciplinary team of prominent leaders in business, management, and social service, who together run the Fordham Center forNonprofit Leaders. They have assembled a group of expert authors who provide extensive coverage of the nonprofit leadership field. The book discusses the history of the development of nonprofit management up to the present day. It addresses legal and ethical considerations,organizational planning and staff management, finance, public relations, fundraising, public advocacy and volunteerism, program design and grantdevelopment, governance and board development, developing an international nonprofit, information technology, career development, and creating anonprofit/social entrepreneurship organization. Additional chapters address quality improvement, mentoring, and proposal writing, Included are plentifulcase studies and review questions in each chapter. The text is ideal for students and faculty in social service administration, human service leadership,social work management, public and community health, public administration, and health care administration and management. Key Features: Comprises the only nonprofit management text to integrate social justice themes Edited by an interdisciplinary group of authors representing the social service, social work, management, and nonprofit fields Includes illustrative case studies and review questions in each chapter Offers practical tips for integrating social justice agendas Provides PowerPoint presentations for instructors

American Book Publishing Record

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Genre : American literature
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Gay And Lesbian Rights Organizing

Author : Yolanda C. Padilla
ISBN : 1560232749
Genre : Political Science
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Contributors in psychology and social work describe their experiences in building coalitions, working with youth, and exploring strategies for protecting gay and lesbian rights.

Journal Of The Medical Library Association

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