dc.contributor.authorJankelowitz, Lauren
dc.descriptionMBA - WBSen_US
dc.description.abstractThe study aimed to assess whether Nonprofit Organisations (NPOs) are utilising any systems or techniques to manage and to evaluate their programmes. The study further aimed to establish if there is a link between organisations that are well managed and perceived as accountable and the ability to generate long-term funding. Long-term funding prospects would indicate that an NPO is sustainable into the future. The study attempts to assess these issues from two angles; firstly, the perceptions of the NPOs themselves, secondly, the perceptions of those making and managing the funding grants. Personal interviews were conducted and analysed qualitatively. The proposition was that business models could be applied to NPOs to develop a combination model that would allow NPOs to maintain their foci, but still operate more effectively and efficiently. The findings identified that many organisations perceived as accountable had established management practices and were utilising relevant evaluation tools. However, even those NPOs perceived as credible and effective, did not see themselves as able to offer best practice advice to other NPOs. Furthermore, both the NPO managers and the fund managers have very little knowledge and understanding of business techniques and how these could be applied within the NPO context to facilitate their work. Further research to explore which business models, and how they could be applied, needs to be undertakenen_US
dc.subjectNon-profit organisationsen_US