Study shows UK as model for US sector

The US voluntary sector has a lot to learn from UK charities in terms of service delivery, policy and infrastructure, according to a new book on managing non-profit organisations.

Managing at the Leading Edge, written by Mike Hudson, director at Compass Management, a business consultancy specialising in non-profit organisations, the book concludes that the US could benefit from initiatives similar to the UK's Compact and Infrastructure Review.

But the book reveals that the US sector remains stronger in terms of capacity building, performance management and fundraising.

"The scale of the US sector means that the efforts of leading organisations to build their capacity and performance monitoring have been able to be more rigorous, more systematic and better funded," said Hudson.

The book, published by the Directory of Social Change, includes a chapter for NGOs on the benefits of creating global alliances, as recently espoused by Christian Aid director Daleep Mukarji.

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