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The Need to Have Effective Managers and Leaders in Non-Profit Organizations

By Shane Nelson
Faculty Member, Management at American Public University

Every industry and every small-town business has a manager. There are often misconceptions about the different stress levels, workloads, and general responsibilities of managers that work for non-profits and for-profit entities. For-profit business models offer unique challenges, especially for publicly traded companies. In terms of how it achieves its business goals, a non-profit is much different than a for-profit.