The Professionalization of the Nonprofit Sector

The professionalization of the nonprofit-social sector has been a conversation in the last 30 years that has influenced organizational capacity development, social economy classifications, and the emergence of nonprofit management education. This slideshow prepared and presented by Dr. Marco Tavanti, Program Director of the University of San Francisco Nonprofit Administration Program in the School of Management illustrates some of the main elements in relation to San Francisco high tech and philanthropy innovation models, the third and social sector classification (TSE) expanding from the Nonprofit Institutions (NPIs). It also provides an overview of the MNA Program as an example of nonprofit management education following the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) curricula guidelines and accreditation standards.

ARTICLES TO REFLECT MORE:

The professionalization. of the nonprofit sector has been a subject of investigations and reflections from multiple aspects. Here is a list of useful articles to help you think more specifically about the challenges and opportunities in the area of nonprofit field and sector’s professionalization.

The Professionalization Of Charities: What Nonprofits And For-Profits Can Learn From Each Other (Forbes, 2019): https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesnonprofitcouncil/2019/01/11/the-professionalization-of-charities-what-nonprofits-and-for-profits-can-learn-from-each-other/#5d3eae542b4e Ā 

The Four Impulses of Nonprofits and What They Each Create (Nonprofit Quarterly, 2015). https://nonprofitquarterly.org/the-four-impulses-of-nonprofits-and-what-they-each-create/

Nonprofits & NGOs:Ā Aspirin and Democracy (SSIR, 2018). https://ssir.org/articles/entry/aspirin_and_democracy

LINKS TO EXPLORE MORE:

To access directly some of the links of organizations mentioned in the presentation and to explore more these topics see the following:

www.salesforce.org

www.google.orgĀ 

Wikimedia Foundation

Mozilla Foundation

TechSoup Home

https://www.kiva.orgĀ 

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

NACC ACCREDITATION: http://www.nonprofit-academic-centers-council.org/Ā 

USF-MNA PROGRAM:Ā https://www.usfca.edu/management/graduate-programs/nonprofit-administrationĀ 

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