The journal «Verbands-Management» (VM) started in 1976, publishes every four months with current contributions around the Third Sector. The editors are based at the Institute for Research on Management of Associations, Foundations and Co-operatives (VMI) of the University of Freiburg (CH). The aim of the publication is to make modern management knowledge available to NPOs through original contributions by scientists and practitioners to reach a broad readership. Accordingly, various contributions deal with new management tools and techniques or practical application examples. In addition, the VM reports in scientific papers on relevant research results in the Third Sector. Current developments in the NPO sector in Switzerland, Germany and Austria are also taken up and commented on by qualified authors. Book reviews, news from the Third Sector and information on conferences and important events complete the publication.