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.

Empowering Social Workers in Social Service Organizations in South Korea

Empowering social workers in social service organizations in south korea
Chulhee Kang Sangchul Lee

The Problem

Have you ever felt that your best efforts are taken for granted and expectations of your work are unrealistic? This is the daily reality for social workers in South Korea.1 Those working in nonprofit social service organizations, as well as governmental social service divisions, have to face a variety of challenging issues in their practices. Because their sacrifice on behalf of community and society has been taken for granted by the public and funders, their responsibilities are burdensome and overwhelming. Thus, Korean social workers frequently feel frustrated, disappointed, disempowered, and even guilty ...

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