ERIC Number: ED443908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles in Organizational Effectiveness for Nonprofits: Improving the Lives of Children, Youth and Families in Kansas City's Urban Core.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
For some time the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has been studying the attributes that characterize effective nonprofit organizations. These attributes were identified after a review of the literature, discussions with national leaders, meetings with administrators and funders of nonprofit organizations, and the information from case studies by several organizations. The attributes identified show that effective nonprofit organizations can be characterized as being: mission-directed, entrepreneurial, sustainable, outcomes-oriented, adaptable, and customer-focused. Each of these characteristics is illustrated with a case study of an organization in the Kansas City, Missouri area, which has been the recipient of a REACH (Reaching for Excellence Achieving Community Health) Award from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The attributes of organizational effectiveness for nonprofits are a framework from which organizational effectiveness strategies can be further strengthened. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Kansas City)