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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (297 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter F. Drucker Narrator: Peter F. Drucker Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, records his insights here on the management of non-profit human-service institutions. Speaking from knowledge gained over the last 35 years through working with such clients as the American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts, Drucker illustrates how the third sector, made up of not-for-profit organizations, is not only larger and more important than most people realize, but is also the fastest growing part of American society.

Here, the author provides strategies for appraisal, innovation, and growth through discussions with top professionals from leading non-profit human-services institutions. But being mission focused, rather than procedure focused, Peter Drucker feels, it's easier to gauge performance, set standards, evaluate effectiveness, and see the bottom line when there is no bottom line. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mohammed Belyamani | 1/31/2014

    " series of interviews and interventions... applied challenges for the non profit organizations. What is the strategy, the customer (a lot of insight here), the management, the intelligences of the non profit organizations... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ahmad Abugosh | 1/21/2014

    " A great book for those working in the non-profit industry. I particular found "the things to avoid" portion very useful, as Drucker is very practical when talking about the issues. I found the interview chapters a bit boring though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Lake | 1/7/2014

    " This book is considered a classic among non-profit professionals for a reason. It is easy to read and easy to understand. Drucker offers simple but sensible techniques for being an effective non-profit manager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam Smith | 11/13/2013

    " Peter Drucker is acknowledged father of nonprofit management. The man is a legend and the insights in this book are why. Should be required reading for all those looking to work in a social service or advocacy organization. Frankly it's a must read for anyone in the nonprofit sector. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 11/10/2013

    " I read this for school- but it is a quick read with lots of insights (and of course places to skip over...). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 11/1/2013

    " Let people work on things they are good at. Decisions should come out of mission. Leaders/managers must be ethical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 10/30/2013

    " This book is amazing and filled with good advice. I loved it and hope to be reading it again before too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clarice | 9/7/2013

    " So far a pretty informative book, probably one I'll keep past my college days...I like the way the book was written with interviews in each chapter, and a summary at the end of each chapter, very useful info for anyone interested in the non profit sector. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony Molaro | 7/8/2013

    " All librarians and nonprofit managers (even for-profit managers) need to read this book. You can probably skip the interviews, as they don't add much and seem to be filler. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lawrence | 3/19/2013

    " The primary task of an ER. Assessment. Triage. Within the first 5 minutes. Tell people they are okay and don't need to be in the ER. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Lake | 12/23/2012

    " This book is considered a classic among non-profit professionals for a reason. It is easy to read and easy to understand. Drucker offers simple but sensible techniques for being an effective non-profit manager. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 12/19/2012

    " I have to admit... for being such a "classic", I found this book to be nearly unreadable. It felt almost like spontanenous, stream-of-consciousness writing. While there may be gems hidden among the words, I found the lack of a coherent outline and "story" very off-putting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 12/4/2012

    " Basic, yet essential concepts. The concepts here are built upon in most other nonprofit books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade Anthony | 10/12/2012

    " Better than Senge. Seriously. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isaac Ezell | 9/14/2012

    " Good insight, but as a collection of different papers and interviews it does not read very well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 michelle | 3/31/2012

    " Written from a conservative, for profit perspective. Very strict. Not sure everything would be applicable in the nonprofit sector. Important perspective though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter McDonald | 12/4/2011

    " Peter Drucker is a must read for those working in the "For Purpose" Sector (NFP). I encountered Drucker while studying at Adelaide Uni "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 11/12/2011

    " Currently reading this one, although its a classic in many schools of thought. I'm enjoying it so far and finding many references to our MC Leadership Classes...there's a Max Dupree interview in Ch. 1! Hopefully this book will be helpful as we move forward with Troy Community Works! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 10/26/2011

    " Peter Druker has a lot of great ideas packed into one book. I'd recommend this for anyone managing a non-profit organization. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicholas | 10/23/2011

    " Not that it was bad, just that I finished with it before it ended. Very simplistic, which some would surely appreciate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Gockley | 3/4/2011

    " Typical Drucker, very beneficial read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 1/14/2011

    " All librarians and nonprofit managers (even for-profit managers) need to read this book. You can probably skip the interviews, as they don't add much and seem to be filler. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clarice | 10/6/2010

    " So far a pretty informative book, probably one I'll keep past my college days...I like the way the book was written with interviews in each chapter, and a summary at the end of each chapter, very useful info for anyone interested in the non profit sector. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 8/18/2010

    " This book is considered a classic among non-profit professionals for a reason. It is easy to read and easy to understand. Drucker offers simple but sensible techniques for being an effective non-profit manager. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 3/9/2009

    " Basic, yet essential concepts. The concepts here are built upon in most other nonprofit books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 2/21/2009

    " I have to admit... for being such a "classic", I found this book to be nearly unreadable. It felt almost like spontanenous, stream-of-consciousness writing. While there may be gems hidden among the words, I found the lack of a coherent outline and "story" very off-putting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 2/18/2009

    " This book is amazing and filled with good advice. I loved it and hope to be reading it again before too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/3/2009

    " This book is considered a classic among non-profit professionals for a reason. It is easy to read and easy to understand. Drucker offers simple but sensible techniques for being an effective non-profit manager. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 11/23/2008

    " Let people work on things they are good at. Decisions should come out of mission. Leaders/managers must be ethical. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 7/21/2008

    " Peter Druker has a lot of great ideas packed into one book. I'd recommend this for anyone managing a non-profit organization. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 1/25/2008

    " Currently reading this one, although its a classic in many schools of thought. I'm enjoying it so far and finding many references to our MC Leadership Classes...there's a Max Dupree interview in Ch. 1! Hopefully this book will be helpful as we move forward with Troy Community Works! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carinna | 5/16/2007

    " A haiku:

    I have these big plans-
    Peter Drucker's my prophet.
    Dense, glistening prose.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 michelle | 4/18/2007

    " Written from a conservative, for profit perspective. Very strict. Not sure everything would be applicable in the nonprofit sector. Important perspective though. "

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