Nonprofit Leadership and Decision Making: Radical Choice Application for Nonprofit’s Sustainability

  • Christiana O. Ntamere


This chapter advocates the utilization of integrated leadership, as well as attempts to enhance integrated leadership by crafting business decision-making theories in the recruitment and management of nonprofits’ volunteers, especially the Baby Boomers. The researcher contextualizes that enhanced integrated leadership style will stand the buffet of the next decade.


Integrated leadership Decision making Baby Boomers Positioning nonprofit organizations Model of integrated leadership Tips for future leaders 


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  • Christiana O. Ntamere
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  1. 1.Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus/Franciscan HealthMunsterUSA

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