Receipt of Government Revenue among Nonprofit Human Service Organizations

Garrow, Eve E.
July 2011
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jul2011, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p445
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that examines how nonprofit human services organizations operate and how their political and economic actions shape the receipt of funding from the government. The study surveyed organizations in Los Angeles County, California in 2002 and tested hypotheses from ecological, institutional, and political economy/resource dependence theories. Environmental resources, competition, and administrative rationality were studied. The study found that nonprofits can gain support for government funding through strategic choices and nonprofits in high poverty areas are no more likely than other organizations to receive funding. Implications of the study for policy creation are discussed.


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