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The challenges facing the founder and executive director of a small nonprofit organization related to organizational growth, issue advocacy, and board development.

This case presents a dilemma facing Cheryl Chase, the founder and Director of the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA), an organization whose mission is to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted geni

This case's key focus is on the management of personnel and systems and building program capacity within the constraints of a bureaucratic agency. 

This case is about a bureaucratic organization in flux. The government agency in charge of disaster management on the small island of St.

The decision cases in this collection differ from the cases commonly used in social work education. Whatever their experience with the case method of teaching or with end-of-life care, most instructors will benefit from the extensive teaching notes written for each of the cases.

The decision cases in this collection differ from the cases commonly used in social work education.

This first segment of the IMC course focuses on the broad strategic picture by examining the external environment in which a leader is operating.

This is the first segment of the Integrated Management Curriculum - a three quarter sequence designed to teach skills, practices and theories involve

Compelling history of the EPA's first administrator and his influence on the mission and direction of the agency. Describes external pressures and political landscape of U.S. environmental policy and how a senior manager sets agency strategy.

When William D.

Examines the roles of boards and commissions as a cabal of board members issues an ultimatum to a new manager. What are the long and short-term strategic implications of refusing to comply?

This case is a good example of the roles of boards and commissions and the role of a new manager in affecting their behavior and agenda.

A suburban town experiences controversy and service gridlock over construction and land use permit processing. Students work on how to find tools to correct these service and political problems.

Instructors may use this case to teach operations analysis, and demonstrate the use of "continuous improvement" or "work re-engineering," inclusive decision-making and strategic organizational deve

A local nonprofit organization's rapid success at applying a venture capital approach to philanthropy creates widespread interest in replicating its model in other cities.

This case illuminates issues associated with the replication of nonprofit organizations and their affiliation in larger structures.

The Chief Executive Officer of a rural nonprofit regional referral health system located in north central Arkansas is confronted with the closure of a rural hospital in his service area. He has to make a difficult decision that involves weighing his mission obligation to serve the north central area population against his fiduciary responsibilities to the health system he manages.

The Chief Executive Officer of a rural nonprofit regional referral health system located in north central Arkansas is confronted with the closure of a rural hospital in his service area.

Traces the unsuccessful efforts of many, in and out of government, to solve lead poisoning of poor New York City children. Gordon Chase confronts the dilemma.

This case traces the efforts of a variety of individuals, in and out of government, to solve the lead poisoning problem in New York City.