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Capacity Development and Building

DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 11952 words.

As a profession, social workers must understand and work well within the realms of capacity development. This understanding is important because it provides a foundation for working at the...

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Contexts/Settings: Corporate Settings

David Stoesz.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings. 1494 words.

Human service corporations provide opportunities that social workers are just beginning to recognize. Although the commercial provision of services has negative features, expansion of the...

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Contracting Out of Social Services

Hillel Schmid and Yeheskel “Zeke” Hasenfeld.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 2626 words.

Contracting out of social services is defined as the purchase of services by government agencies from for-profit and nonprofit organizations. It has a long history beginning with the...

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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 and Nonprofit Management; 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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Global Community Practice for the Global Agenda

Manohar Pawar and Marie Weil.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 9200 words.

This article presents an integrated perspective and framework for global practice towards achieving the Global Agenda. First, it presents the origin and current understanding of the Global...

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Health Care Financing

Candyce S. Berger.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice. 5240 words.

The U.S. health care system is a pluralistic, market-based approach that incorporates various public and private payers and providers. Passage of Medicare and Medicaid, combined with rapid...

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Hunger, Nutrition, and Food Programs

Kristine Siefert.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4817 words.

Food insecurity and hunger are serious problems around the world, with an estimated 870 million people chronically undernourished. The vast majority of these people—an estimated 14.9%—live...

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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 and Nonprofit Management; 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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Logic Models

Craig Winston LeCroy.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 4359 words.

Logic models have become a critical feature of program planning and evaluation. Using a logic model framework provides a visual summary that shows the relationship between the program’s...

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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 and Nonprofit Management; 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: Financial

Roger A. Lohmann and Nancy Lohmann.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice. 7946 words.

There has been a quiet revolution in financial management practice in social agencies in recent decades, symbolized by the transition from fund to enterprise accounting and increasing...

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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 and Nonprofit Management; 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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Management: Overview

Rino J. Patti.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice. 7783 words.

This entry provides a broad introduction to management or administration, one of the methods of practice employed by social workers to achieve professional and organizational objectives....

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Organizations and Associations

Bradford W. Sheafor.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1269 words.

In U.S. society, individuals are designated “professional” when they meet the requirements for a profession. However, professions are developed and maintained through various professional...

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Organizations and Governance

Tom Holland.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 1660 words.

Most social service organizations are identified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as nonprofits, designated as 501c3 organizations. They are overseen by governing boards, which ensure...

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Privatization

Andrew Dobelstein.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 2133 words.

Privatizing social services has taken a new turn as America enters the 21st century. Although it was once possible to separate private and public social services, the growing trend toward...

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Privilege

Cheryl L. Franks and Marion Riedel.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1695 words.

Privilege is the invisible advantage and resultant unearned benefits afforded to dominant groups of people because of a variety of sociodemographic traits. Privilege provides economic and...

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Social Planning

Jon Simon Sager.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 3492 words.

Social planning emphasizes the application of rational problem-solving techniques and data-driven approaches to identify, determine, and help coordinate services for target populations....

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Social Services

Philip R. Popple.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3113 words.

Formal or institutional social services began in the United States in the late 19th century as a response to problems that were rapidly increasing as a result of modernization. These...

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Social Welfare Expenditures

Richard Hoefer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 3550 words.

Understanding both public and private welfare expenditures is necessary to appreciate the full scope of a social welfare system. This entry examines spending in four major areas of social...

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