This study uses a grounded theory, exploratory design to discover the impact of frozen and decreased government funding on nonprofit human service organizations located in the Washington, DC area. This study began by collecting and analyzing data from interviews that were conducted with nonprofit leaders from 10 purposefully selected nonprofit organizations that receive government funding. Ten additional leaders were then selected and interviewed for this study based on the information that was obtained from the first group of 10 nonprofit leaders.
The results of the interviews were collected and coded in accordance with the open, axial, and selective coding procedures. During the Axial coding process, each category was evaluated and relationships between the data identified, leading to the formation of six main themes: stakeholder relationships, coping strategies, restrictions, staffing, service delivery, and organizational functioning. The evidence generated by study participants provided the underpinning for the theory that decreases and or freezes in government funding generate changes in the organizational functioning of nonprofit human service organizations.
|Subjects||Management; Public administration|
About ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
With nearly 4 million records, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. It is the database of record for graduate research.
PQDT Global combines content from a range of the world's premier universities - from the Ivy League to the Russell Group. Of the nearly 4 million graduate works included in the database, ProQuest offers more than 2.5 million in full text formats. Of those, over 1.7 million are available in PDF format. More than 90,000 dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.