What Counts: Social Accounting for Nonprofits and Cooperatives – PDF Version
by Laurie Mook & Jack Quarter, both from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Betty Jane Richmond of York University.
Cloth, 272 pages
How do nonprofit organizations add value to communities? How can they create social capital out of the money invested in them? Can nonprofits and cooperatives measure their social performance and make their business case? How can nonprofits justify the public’s trust in them? How can nonprofits measure their outputs with more accuracy? What Counts: Social Accounting for Nonprofits and Cooperatives, 2nd Edition goes beyond traditional accounting and tells the story of nonprofit and cooperative performance.
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Touted by many sector leaders worldwide, this book will appeal to:
Nonprofit and Cooperative Manager, Staff and Boards
Governments Funders, Donors, Foundations
Social Researchers and Policy-Makers
Instructors in Nonprofit Management, Business, Public Administration, Community Development, Cooperative Studies, and Accounting
Brief Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Social Economy
Chapter 3: Social Accounting: Theory and Practical Applications
Chapter 4: A Social Return on Investment Approach
Chapter 5: Socioeconomic Impact and Resources Statements: Junior Achievement of Rochester
Chapter 6: An Expanded Value Added Statement
Chapter 7: Volunteer Value Added: Five Nonprofits
Chapter 8: A Social Accounting Toolkit
Chapter 9: Making It Count
Reviewers (see the downloadable preface for a complete list)
“For years, I collected examples of social accounting practices and developed a thick folder of materials. Thankfully, it has now been replaced by a detailed and effectively written reference—What Counts.” Elizabeth K. Keating, CPA, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Center, Harvard University
“This is an intriguing book written at the interface between theory and practice in social accounting by three individuals who operate on the boundary of academe and the applied world of the third sector organizations in Canada.” Rob Gray, Professor of Social and Environmental Accounting, The School of Management, St Andrews University, Scotland
“We applaud the innovation by Mook, Quarter, and Richmond and recommend this resource to other nonprofits seeking to demonstrate leadership in their work.” Sharon Wood, Executive Director, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Chapter, Canada
Generally, books about accounting are not exciting to read. However, What Counts is an eye-opener and raises issues that have the potential to change practice for organizations nonprofits, cooperatives, and other organizations with a social mission.” Eric Plato, Director of Finance and Administration, Frontier College