The financial context for an expanded third sector / Graham Manville and Richard Greatbanks -- Third sector funding streams : the big society bank / Graham Manville and Richard Greatbanks -- Can credit unions create credit? An analytical evaluation of a potential obstacle to enhanced performance by credit unions / Richard A. Werner -- Quality management in non-profit networks in Scotland : cynical, committed or reflective? / Tila morris and Susan Ogden -- Do the strategic objectives of not-for-profit organizationsdefine the criteria for impact evaluation? / Tuuli Pärenson -- Does the past matter? Exploring the effect of the past changes on crisis preparedness in non-profit settings / Rita S. Mano and Zachary Sheaffer -- Anecdotal performance reporting : can it provide sufficient confidence for third sector funding bodies? / Richard Greatbanks and Graham Manville -- Public value and performance management in third sector organizations / Pratima Dattani -- A cooperative development approach to performance measurement in a not-for-profit organization : the COPE Galway case study / Aonghus Sammin [and others] -- Social enterprises and democracy : credit unions, social enterprises and engagement with a democratic political economy / John Merritt -- Scorecards and strategy maps : the top ten factors of performance measurement in non-profit organizations / Brett Knowles, Richard Greatbanks and Graham Manville -- Measuring or managing? NGO performance in Peru / Gareth Rees and Richard Greatbanks -- Nascent journeys of social enterprise measurements : a reflection on practitioners' experiences / Ian Lucas and David Newton.
Third sector organizations are not the same as conventional businesses and are also subtly different from the public sector. There is currently a dearth of knowledge and a lack of research into issues around performance in the Third Sector or Civil Society. This book begins to fill a void in the knowledge base. The internationally sourced contributions represent a balanced offering of academic research findings and practitioner accounts from the Third Sector, together with a section devoted specifically to third sector finance institutions.