Each case uses a consistent framework that allows the reader to easily navigate them and make comparisons. Concluding Lessons Learned chapter provides a summary of the themes that emerge from the cases and gives the reader an outline of the practical dimensions involved in carrying out nonprofit innovations. Profiles an array of innovative nonprofit organizations from around the world that provides the reader with a balanced picture of the sector and show commonalities between cases that come from different countries, regions, and fields. Discussion questions at the end of each case ask the reader to reflect and analyze the innovation as well think creatively and initiate successful innovations themselves.

Metro TeenAIDS: Serve and Advocate

Metro teenAIDS: Serve and advocate
Alan J. Abramson Lehn M. Benjamin Stefan Toepler


Many nonprofit organizations in the United States focus almost exclusively on either providing services or engaging in policy advocacy; that is, relatively few nonprofits devote significant resources to both activities. Unfortunately, this narrow focus of nonprofits persists despite expert advice that committing to both service and advocacy is a key to high performance by nonprofits (Bass, Abramson, & Dewey, 2014; Crutchfield & Grant, 2008; Grant & Crutchfield, 2007; Light, 2002, 2010). For example, in their book, Forces for Good, authors Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant (2008) highlight “advocate and serve” as the first of ...

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