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Building the Capacity of Capacity Builders

Title: Building the Capacity of Capacity Builders: A Mixed Methods Study of Nonprofit Resource Centers.

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Name(s): Hinkel-Young, Sarah Lynn, author
Brower, Ralph S., professor directing dissertation
Padavic, Irene, university representative
Berlan, David Gregory, committee member
Berry, Frances Stokes, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, degree granting college
School of Public Administration and Policy, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (234 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this study, I employed a mixed-method design to understand how nonprofit resource centers originate, operate, and evolve using a transaction cost framework to evaluate both sides of the supply vs. demand equation. The quantitative study of 125 nonprofits identified and assessed demand side factors of need, benefits and barriers. This study found that nonprofit resource centers can structure their agency design to enhance likelihood of survival. The national qualitative study of 25 nonprofit resource centers found that supply side factors of leadership, funding, and stakeholder engagement were more significant to organizational development and progression through the life cycle model. This study initially undertook an inductive approach to assess these organizations’ dynamically evolving identities as they transitioned through the nonprofit life cycle stages. A relationship between life cycle stage and organizational identity was established based on common drivers. A theoretical typology of power, autonomy and organizational development was postulated.
Identifier: FSU_SUMMER2017_HinkelYoung_fsu_0071E_13792 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: July 21, 2017.
Keywords: Network Management, Nonprofit, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Resource Center, Organizational Development, Organizational Identity
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Ralph Brower, Professor Directing Dissertation; Irene Padavic, University Representative; David Berlan, Committee Member; Francis S. Berry, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Public administration
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Hinkel-Young, S. L. (2017). Building the Capacity of Capacity Builders: A Mixed Methods Study of Nonprofit Resource Centers. Retrieved from