Non-Profit Analysis Project Essay

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Non-Profit Analysis Project
Michele Holt
Liberty University
BUSI 602-B02: Non-Profit Management
Professor Dr. Marjorie Carlson Hurst
July 6, 2012

Author Note
This paper was prepared for Non-Profit Management, Section BUSI 602, taught by Professor Dr. Marjorie Carlson Hurst.
Abstract
The roots of America’s nonprofit, steam from the ancient traditions of charity, philanthropy, and voluntarism (Worth, 2012, p. 19). Charity can be defined as giving intended to meet current individual human needs or to alleviate current human suffering (Worth, 2012, p. 20). Volunteerism is defined as a very active process that requires active involvement with either the beneficiaries directly or an organization or group that serves a
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As a Christian, when you believe that the Bible is true, then you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do (Tackett, n.d.). The Bible teaches us, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrew 4:12, NIV).
It is very important to have a Christian Worldview, if we don’t believe the truth of God and live it, then our witness will be confusing and misleading (Tackett, n.d.). God’s word tells us, “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ” (Colossians 2:8, NIV). We go through life not recognizing that our personal worldviews have been deeply affected by the world, through media and other influences (Tackett, n.d.).
A personal worldview is a combination of many things; it’s all you believe to be true, and what you believe becomes the driving force behind every emotion, decision and action (Tackett, n.d.). Having a Christian worldview, should be a main factor in running a nonprofit organization, a person with a biblical worldview, believes their primary reason for existence is to love and serve God (Tackett, n.d.). When managers of nonprofit organization capture and embrace a Christian

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