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Factors Of Effectiveness In Kentucky Nonprofit Social Welfare Organizations, Peggy J. Proudfoot Harman Mar 2017

Factors Of Effectiveness In Kentucky Nonprofit Social Welfare Organizations, Peggy J. Proudfoot Harman

Peggy J Proudfoot Harman

This dissertation is an exploratory, mixed methods study using grounded perspective to examine how stakeholders (including consumers, administrators, and practitioners) in social welfare organizations perceive effectiveness in the nonprofit social welfare sector. Focus groups were held in eight regions constituting the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) in Kentucky. A total of 25 people participated in the study. A theoretical framework of nonprofit social welfare organizational effectiveness emerged from the data indicating that the five most significant factors identified by stakeholders as constituting effectiveness in the nonprofit social welfare sector in Kentucky were (a) client services, (b) organizational structure (c) workplace ...