Understanding Your Social Agency

Author: Armand Lauffer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412926521
Format: PDF
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Understanding Your Nonprofit Agency, written by internationally renowned scholar Armand Lauffer, will fill the growing need for the distinction between corporate business operations and nonprofit operations. The book will focus on how nonprofit agencies operate and not how they are managed. It has been assumed that both entities function similarly. Currently, this assumption is increasingly seen as groundless: nonprofit and profit-driven organizations have different goals and function differently from each other. This text addresses the current trend to differentiate how nonprofits are disctint.

Understand Social Agency

Author: Armand Lauffer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803923492
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This revised and expanded Second Edition of the widely read Understanding Your Social Agency offers students and practitioners a simple yet comprehensive introduction to organizational theory and its meaning for social agencies. Each of the first ten chapters is devoted to a particular perspective for understanding the agency. The final chapter considers using each of the ten perspectives independently, or in tandem, to solve problems within or on behalf of the agency. It will be a useful guide to solving problems of an organizational nature within an agency.

The Handbook of Community Practice

Author: Marie Weil
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452289972
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.

Careers colleagues and conflicts

Author: Armand Lauffer
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN:
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Issues of culture, ethnicity, personality and conflict in the workplace are considered in this volume, which also deals with careers and professionalization, with collegial relationships and with roles and role conflicts. Chapters include a set of exercises designed to promote self-study and analysis, and an extensive bibliography to provide the reader with a guide for further intellectual inquiry.

Understanding social networks

Author: Lambert Maguire
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN:
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The book is a readable guide to networking theory, research, and practice. Maguire discusses contemporary evidence that social support networks, generally made up of nonprofessionals, can substitute for, or compliment, professional care.'(The author) has an excellent grasp of the huge academic literature on this subject, combined with an easy-to-follow style.' -- British Journal of Social Work, Volume 14, 1984

Volunteers

Author: Armand Lauffer
Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated
ISBN:
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Agencies working together

Author: Robert J. Rossi
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN:
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Describes ways in which human service agencies working in related areas can coordinate with one another without undue expense or difficulty. The authors offer ways of improving such common techniques as cross-referral networks. They also describe rare and relatively difficult approaches such as joint programme evaluation. Methods for establishing ties with other agencies and setting common objectives are detailed, along with techniques useful in meeting immediate client needs. Case consultation, joint intake and assessment, colocation of agencies and exchange of staff, and potential difficulties and benefits of cooperation are also considered.