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Financial Stewardship of Public Sector and Not-for-profit Organisations
Published by DSC
‘Is your organisation having as much beneficial impact on those it exists to serve as it should be, given the financial resources available to it?’
With these opening words Adrian Poffley sets out the challenge facing every not-for-profit and public sector organisation: how to convert income into maximum impact.
Since its first publication as Financial Stewardship of Charities in 2002, Income to Impact has become an established and authoritative text, its thinking and practices heralded as barrier breaking and pioneering.
Drawing on the latest thinking and experience of organisations worldwide – from NGOs to the World Bank, Income to Impact is set out in five parts – one for each principle. It diagnoses why organisations underperform and addresses challenges such as setting unambiguous goals, avoiding budget allocation traps, measuring effectiveness and ensuring accountability.
This second edition has been expanded and revised to guide leaders and financial stewards of all not-for-profit and public sector organisations worldwide.
It focuses on the critical role that has to be played by those responsible for managing the financial resources if the intended beneficiaries are to enjoy real benefits.
Arguing that financial stewardship is an inseparable part of managing organisational performance, it shows how finance becomes a critical driver of success through the application of its five principles.
At the book’s heart is a dynamic, innovative approach to financial management that enables organisations to be agile, adaptive and responsive in times of uncertainty. It places those who are accountable for the organisation’s finances at the very heart of the leadership team responsible for converting income into impact efficiently and effectively.
Challenging and thought-provoking, this book makes essential reading for leaders and managers who want to ensure that their organisation really makes a difference.
‘Adrian Poffley’s thoughtful, challenging and deeply committed book comes from a different impulse. With a clear unblinking focus on the need to maximise the impact of every pound/dollar spent …Adrian Poffley brings to this work wide experience, deep knowledge and abundant commitment to explain.’
Julia Unwin CBE, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
‘Income to Impact opens a door to new thinking that will be indispensable to managers of public sector and non-for-profit oganizations around the world.’
Prof. H. Thomas Johnson, Portland State University, USA
'Income to Impact shows what it takes to succeed’
former Head of the UK Government’s Delivery Unit
‘this book is a necessary read for anybody who is trying to make their organization relevant, efficient and responsive to its clients needs.’
former Chief Financial Officer, The World Bank
‘Adrian Poffley writes with the authority that comes from an impressive track record’
Chair of St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
‘Well researched, combining theory with best practice in an easy-to-read but reflective style. Essential reading for any professional with responsibility for managing or advising.’
Professor Paul Palmer, Cass Business School.
- ISBN 978 906294458
- 244x169mm, Hardback
- 384 page(s)
- 2nd edition
- September 2010