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Name:  Peter Brinkerhoff  

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Born: Hartford, Ct

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Peter and his family lived in Springfield, IL from 1977-2007. Peter and his wife now call Union Hall, VA home.

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Titles At Your Library

Mission-Based Marketing: Positioning Your Not-for-Profit in an Increasingly Competitive World
ISBN: 0471237183

Wiley. 2002

A direct, practical guide that shows how you can lead your not-for-profit to success in a more competitive world. This book provides the knowledge and skills to build a market-driven organization that holds onto its core values, does a better job of providing mission, and successfully competes for funding, clients, referral sources, staff, and board members.

Other titles in the Mission-Based Management Series

Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit into the 21st Century
Named "Best New Nonprofit Management Book" by the Nonprofit Management Association. The Association said, "The Nonprofit Management Association is pleased to spotlight the extraordinary work of Peter Brinckerhoff in his newest publication, Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit into the 21st Century." The book was cited by the Nonprofit Management Association as "a great overall manager's and board member's guide to not-for-profits-quite laudable in that it's eminently readable and downright enjoyable."

Financial Empowerment: More Money for More Mission
Named "Best New Nonprofit Management Book" by the Nonprofit Management Association. This second volume of the widely respected Mission-Based Management Series outlines a not-for-profit organization's plan for financial success. It highlights the eight characteristics of financial empowerment, and provides the skills and concepts that a nonprofit organization and its managers will need to survive, including estimating cash needs, treating funders like valued customers, developing money-making businesses, determining the financial options that are available, and implementing an empowered budget process.

Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-For-Profit in the 21st Century (Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance and Management Series)
ISBN: 0471390135

Wiley. 2000

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE "BEST NEW NONPROFIT BOOK"!-The Alliance for Nonprofit Management

This practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-use workbook provides key tools to help managers of nonprofits ensure that their organization pursues its mission, meets the changing needs of the community-and has enough money to make ends meet-while also satisfying the demands of funders, clientele, boards, staff, and bankers. Designed to equip nonprofit managers and other nonprofit workers with the guidance they need to do their jobs and run their organizations more effectively and efficiently, this workbook is also a hands-on tool to help implement the ideas in the author's highly regarded Mission-Based Management. Filled with indispensable checklists, worksheets, forms, displays, and hands-on suggestions, and including a companion CD-ROM, the Workbook will show you how to smoothly and successfully:
* Hone your organization's core competencies
* Focus your resources
* Improve overall mission capability
* Get the most out of group discussions
* Utilize self-assessment tools


... and much more to help you and all involved help your organization achieve its mission

Financial Empowerment: More Money for More Mission: An Essential Financial Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations (Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance, and Management)
ISBN: 0471296929

Wiley. 1998

In order to make sure that a not-for-profit is able to best complete its mission, a manager of the organization must determine how to allocate the resources it has today, and ensure the financial future of the organization by managing the funds to work for them in the long-term. This second volume of the widely-respected Mission-Based Management(r) Series outlines a not-for-profit organization's plan for financial success. It highlights the eight characteristics of financial empowerment, and provides the skills and concepts that a nonprofit organization and its managers will need to survive, including estimating cash needs, treating funders like valued customers, developing money-making businesses, determining the financial options that are available, and implementing an empowered budget process.

Other titles in the Mission-Based Management(r) Series

Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit into the 21st Century

Named "Best New Nonprofit Management Book" by the Nonprofit Management Association. The Association said, "The Nonprofit Management Association is pleased to spotlight the extraordinary work of Peter Brinckerhoff in his newest publication, Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit Into the 21st Century." The book was cited by the Nonprofit Management Association as "a great overall manager's and board member's guide to non-profits—quite laudable in that it's eminently readable and downright enjoyable."

Mission-Based Marketing: How Your Not-for-Profit Can Succeed in a More Competitive World

A direct, practical guide that shows how you can lead your not-for-profit to success in a more competitive world. The book provides the knowledge and skills to build a market-driven organization that holds onto its core values, does more mission better, and successfully competes for funding, clients, referral sources, staff, and board members.

In this direct, practical guide, Peter Brinckerhoff shows how you can have more money to do more mission. You will learn:

  • How to get more funds from current sources
  • How to find and develop new sources of funds
  • How to keep more of what you get
  • How to use your funds to do more mission over the long term

In the book you will learn the eight characteristics of financial empowerment and then explore each one in depth. Peter gives you ideas and techniques you can begin to use tomorrow. The book shows you:

  • How to estimate cash needs
  • How to treat your funders like valued customers
  • How to develop a money-making business
  • How to make your financial reports into valuable tools
  • What financing options are available—and what to avoid
  • An empowering budget process
  • How to price your services effectively
  • When to set up a subsidiary corporation
  • The role of the CEO in financial empowerment
  • The role of the board in financial empowerment
  • Specific steps you can begin now to achieve financial empowerment
  • A sample empowerment plan
  • How to keep what you earn so you can do more mission
  • All of this and more presented in Peter's own direct and helpful style, honed over hundreds of seminars and workshops

Peter is the author of two award-winning books, Mission-Based Management and Financial Empowerment, both published by Wiley. His newest book, Mission-Based Marketing, was released in September 1997. Peter's books are used as the core texts in over 50 graduate and undergraduate university programs in nonprofit management. Peter's articles have been published in Advancing Philanthropy, NonProfit World, Strategic Governance, The Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, Communications, and The Grantsmanship Center News.

Peter received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master's of Public Health Administration from Tulane. He is a former VISTA Volunteer, and has served as a staff member, Executive Director, board member, and volunteer for numerous local, state, and national not-for-profits. Peter lives in Springfield, Illinois with his wife Chris and their three children, Ben, Adam, and Caitlin.

Faith-Based Management: Leading Organizations That are Based on More Than Just Mission
ISBN: 0471315443

Wiley. 1999

The First and Only Complete Guide to Successfully Managing Faith-Based Organizations Faith-Based Management Written by a leading international expert on faith-based management, this book describes proven management strategies and techniques developed at some of the world's most successful places of worship and faith-based service organizations. It also supplies you with a complete action plan for quickly implementing them in your organization. Peter Brinckerhoff begins by exploring the unique challenges faced by managers of faith-based organizations. He then identifies the seven key characteristics of a successful faith-based organization and provides you with clear, easy-to-follow guidelines on how to:
* Assess and examine your organization's strengths and weaknesses
* Clearly define staff roles and responsibilities
* Delegate, evaluate, discipline, and motivate paid staff
* Find, train, motivate, and hold on to top-notch volunteers
* Generate budgets and financial reports and implement financial controls
* Improve your leadership skills
* Conduct sophisticated, cost-effective marketing compaigns that work
* Create strategic, business, and marketing plans
"Brinckerhoff has captured the essence of faith-based management in his latest book. He has successfully integrated proven management concepts and ideas with the spiritual mission that distinguishes faith-based organizations. A must-read for volunteers and staff." --Dana R. Todsen, ACFRE President and CEO Baptist Health Foundation, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama "Faith-Based Management is a concise, accurate, and practical book. It will be a very helpful resource for leaders who are trying to unite faith and mission in today's world." --The Reverend Dr. John R. Buzza Hope Presbyterian Church and Community Ministry Center Springfield, Illinois "Faith-Based Management offers the fourth important contribution in Peter Brinckerhoff's management series for not-for-profit executives. If mission, finance, and marketing are important to not-for-profits' success, core values and beliefs are essential to the faith-based not-for-profits' very existence. Peter once again challenges and provokes thoughtful reflection while providing the reader with a pragmatic prescription for improving the overall management of the faith-based organization. He challenges each of us to accept full responsibility for carrying out God's work. He shows us a way." --Reid S. Thebault President and CEO YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

Social Entrepreneurship : The Art of Mission-Based Venture Development
ISBN: 0471362824

Wiley. 2000

Until very recently, popular belief held that business skills were not needed at charitable organizations. No longer. Far from interfering with an organization s ability to provide needed services, techniques such as marketing, cash flow analysis, property management, and good use of technology all contribute to a charitable organization s mission capability. Unlike a not-for-profit that thinks of itself as a charity, the successful not-for-profit is really a mission-based business. In an era of rapid change, increasing competition, and the need for more accountability to governments, foundations, insurers, and donors, knowing how to innovate, compete, and take reasonable risks on behalf of the mission is critical. It is, in short, the era of the social entrepreneur.

The skilled social entrepreneur has the ability to get the most mission out of the resources at hand including traditional business techniques. Finally, here is a book that will help you learn their techniques. In Social Entrepreneurship, you will learn how successful social entrepreneurs:
* Focus on community wants and needs
* Match those with core competencies to provide the quality services
* Assess risk and gauge opportunity
* Develop new project ideas and test their feasibility
* Write a business plan
* Project finances in the plan
* Tap into new sources of funding
* Develop the idea of social entrepreneurship throughout the organization
* Make sure that mission, not money, is the bottom line


Also included are the seven essential steps of the not-for-profit business development process, real-world case studies, sample business plans, and a self-assessment process to determine if your organization is ready for social entrepreneurism. In addition to entrepreneurs, middle managers, policy setters, volunteers, and a host of other important staff members will get value from the mission-beneficial information in this book. Most important, Social Entrepreneurship will help you to help your organization succeed and thrive and make your job more interesting and productive.

Praise for Social Entrepreneurship
The Art of Mission-Based Venture Development

"A great read . . . contains both the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications that those of us in nonprofit leadership badly need. I will share it with my management team and board." Joseph M. Hafey, President and CEO, Public Health Institute

"A sound, practical guide for developing social entrepreneurs. Brinckerhoff makes taking mission-related business risks on behalf of the people served less risky with the step-by-step application of business ideas and techniques. Warnings, real-world examples, and hands-on advice keep the reader on track to sensible risk taking." Connie Kirk, President and CEO, Tommy Nobis Center

"Peter C. Brinckerhoff s new and masterfully written book has a lot of practical information in it for any organization that wants to learn how to become and stay entrepreneurial. Brinckerhoff provides the right kind of information to any organization interested in succeeding in a highly competitive and service-oriented environment . . . [and] stresses the importance of an organization s encouraging innovation and risk only if it does not lose sight of its core values, its strengths, and its mission. That is excellent advice for any organization and for anyone who ventures into entrepreneurial waters." Andrew H. Souerwine, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Management and Organization The School of Business Administration, University of Connecticut


Awards

-- Terry McAdam Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management in1995 & 1996 for Mission Based Management and Financial Empowerment respectively.