Chapter 4

Non-Profit Governance

Governance usually refers to the “strategic leadership of nonprofit organizations.” However, in most instances, it also includes both the management and leadership functions. In the non-profit sector, the board and the chief executive officer (CEO) work as partners in non-profit governance.

Non-profit governance has been conceptualized in two major ways: the traditional and the contemporary. The traditional framework views non-profit governance at the organizational level where the board of directors and trustees ...

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