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                                                      Nonprofit structure

There are several ways a nonprofit could be structured. Using the nonprofit organization you discussed in Week 1, Discussion Onen ( FILE IS ATTACHED),  describe what you believe is the structure of this organization. Discuss how the age and size of the organization may impact how the organization is structured.

NOTES From the Professor. 

This will prove an interesting exercise. Why, because rigid, traditional structuring may not always be present in today’s nonprofit. Here’s a link to a traditional structuring format. (Links to an external site.)

Here’s another link: (Links to an external site.)

The Typical Non-Profit Organizational Structure

by Lisa Magloff; Reviewed by Michelle Seidel, B.Sc., LL.B., MBA; Updated February 06, 2019

Day-to-day operations of any business entity are critical, and it is no different with nonprofits, to a degree. Nonprofits cannot have shareholders (who share in profits) and do not have private ownership, so there is no obligation to an owner. Nevertheless, they DO have stakeholders (those who have an interest in seeing that the nonprofit fulfills its mission). Of the one-and-a-half million nonprofits in the US, some are huge.

· The American Red Cross has revenue of about $3.3billion with 90% of its finds going to its programs.

· National Goodwill Industries generates over $5 billion in revenues with 83%returned to program services.

· The YMCA generates $ 6.25 billion in revenues with 85% going back into programs. (Ullman, 2014)

Many that we have known about since we were children have been around over 100 years (the Red Cross since Clara Barton in 1881, the Boys (and Girls) clubs since 1860, the YMCA since 1844, the Salvation Army since 1865.
These are superb “businesses” that are run well and have had a phenomenal impact on society. How do they do it?


Required Texts

Mano, R. (2012). Learning why and how: A reader in managing nonprofit and voluntary organizations. City, State: Bentham Science Publishers. ISBN: 9781608055135 BOOK IS ATTACHED

· Chapter 3: Nonprofit goals and Structures

Tschirhart, M., & Bielefeld, W. (2012). Managing nonprofit organizations.San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 9780470402993  Book is Attached 

· Chapter 3 (Boards and Governance)

· Chapter 10 (Executive Directors and Leadership)

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