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Charitable Foundations

Helmut K. Anheier and Marcus Lam.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2103 words.

Foundations are private institutions for public benefit. With a long history that reaches back to antiquity, foundations are experiencing a renaissance and increased attention paid to them...

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Child Care Services

Laura Lein.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2030 words.

Child care services, enabling parents to commit themselves to paid employment while providing a supervised environment for their children, have a long and complex history in the United...

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Contexts/Settings: Private/Independent Practice Settings

Sandra A. Lopez.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1455 words.

Private independent practice (known historically as private practice) is a growing segment of the social work profession. Social workers entering this context are providing a range of...

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Fundraising for Human-Services Nonprofits

Kirsten A. Grønbjerg.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3175 words.

Of the 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations registered with the IRS as of March 2012, about one-fourth are human service nonprofits, including some 254,100 charities with about $134.5...

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International Social Welfare: Organizations and Activities

Doreen Elliott.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1725 words.

The major international governmental and nongovernmental organizations and their activities are discussed with reference to their global co-coordinating, advocacy, service, and research...

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Leadership and Leadership Development

James Woolever and Jim Kelly.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 8073 words.

The study of leadership has a long history in disciplines outside of social work. Theorists have struggled with a myriad of definitions of leadership, as well as trait, behavioral, and...

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Leadership, Foundations of

Darlyne Bailey, Katrina M. Uhly and Jessica Schaffner Wilen.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 4634 words.

The concept of leadership has evolved from focusing on innate abilities, to learned skills, to recognition that leadership is composed of both skills and abilities. Recently, theorists and...

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Macro Practice Competencies

Dorothy N. Gamble and Tracy M. Soska.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Social Work Macro Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9915 words.

“Macro practice” is identified as social work with communities, organizations, and inter- and intra-organizational groups engaged in progressive maintenance or change strategies. Social...

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Management: Human Resources

Michàlle E. Mor Barak and Dnika Jones Travis.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 5448 words.

Social work organizations depend on a well-trained and responsive workforce to provide quality services. Human resource management (HRM) refers to the design of formal systems that ensure...

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Organizational Change in Human Service Organizations

Thomas Packard.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9743 words.

This article presents an overview of the field of organizational change as it applies to human service organizations (HSOs). It offers definitions, conceptual models, and perspectives for...

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