Cost-Effectiveness in the Nonprofit Sector: Methods and Examples from Leading Organizations


Schmaedick makes the case that responsible nonprofit managers must utilize cost-effectiveness analysis and draws examples of how it can be done from prestigious nonprofit organizations. Referencing TechnoServe's search for a practical methodology to measure the cost-effectiveness of its own work, editor Schmaedick provides a unique synthesis of the principles of cost-effectiveness analysis. These guidelines are widely applicable and make cost-effective management an attainable goal for all nonprofits. Schmaedick provides some hard-nosed practical directions for nonprofit managers. Anyone seriously interested in management for cost-effectiveness will find this a challenging, but not intimidating prescription. The chapters that follow illustrate how leading nonprofit organizations in the Arts, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, and International Development grapple with and resolve the challenge of cost-effective management.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Heather Johnston Nicholson
  • Milton C. Weinstein
  • William B. Stason
  • Eric Halperin
  • Jorge Baanante
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993


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