Working Papers

Saturday, September 1, 2007 Research

This paper provides a theoretical model that deals with the potential impact of social interactions among nonprofit leaders on the effectiveness of their organization. Five propositions included in the model and supported with an extensive literature review shed light on how the alignment (or misalignment) among nonprofit leaders can influence the organization’s outcomes. Three types of alignment are dealt with: (1) functional alignment, (2) motivational alignment, and (3) practices alignment.

Author(s): Jurgen Willems
Saturday, September 1, 2007 Research

This paper explores factors contributing to the financial capacity of nonprofit performing arts theaters. The analysis explains profitability and liquidity of 3,642 U.S. nonprofit theaters that filed IRS Form 990s from 1998-2007. Independent variables include measures developed by previous research on the financial health of nonprofit organizations, variables for different revenue streams as shares of total revenue, and exposure to real estate and mortgage debt.

Author(s): Lewis Faulk
Author(s): Sarah Jane Rehnborg, Ph.D., Dennis L. Poole, Ph.D., Michael K. Roemer, Laurel F. Mangrum, Ph.D., Kathleen Casey, Deborah Duvall