The Effect Of Public Funding On Patterns Of Nonprofit Governance
Click here to download now
Overview: The study discussed in this paper uses board governance as analytical lenses for exploring the effect of government funding on the representational capacities of nonprofit organizations. Based on a typology of governance patterns that indicate the extent to which nonprofit organizations represent community interests, it presents analyses of survey data on urban charitable organizations to show how nonprofit governance patterns are associated with levels of government funding as well as other environmental and contextual factors. The findings suggest that government funding reliance decreases the likelihood that a nonprofit organization would develop a strong, community board.