Why Self-Assessment?

Peter F. Drucker

The 90 million volunteers who work for nonprofit institutions—America's largest employer—exemplify the American commitment to responsible citizenship in the community. Indeed, nonprofit organizations are central to the quality of life in America and are its most distinguishing feature.

Forty years ago management was a very bad word in nonprofit organizations. Management meant business, and the one thing a nonprofit was not was a business. Today, nonprofits understand that they need management all the more because they have no conventional bottom line. Now they need to learn how to use management so they can concentrate on their mission. Yet, there are few tools available that address the distinct characteristics ...

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