ERIC Number: EJ1136561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
A Study of Founders of Community Based Nonprofit Organizations: Implications for Extension Leadership Educators
Bolton, Elizabeth B.; Spence, Lynda M.
Journal of Leadership Education, v5 n3 p66-78 Win 2006
This study was conducted to explore the motives and experiences of founders of community based nonprofit organizations. The information collected in this study will be useful to extension leadership educators as they work with the leaders in developing and sustaining these organizations that address needs unmet by government or other organizations. The results show these founders have strong motivation influenced by early experiences. They were confident and were able to handle both obstacles and opportunities. They clearly perceived themselves as leaders. The findings of this study will be used to develop a more comprehensive profile of community leaders that start community based nonprofit organizations. Extension leadership educators have an opportunity and a challenge to work with these emerging leaders.
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Extension Agents, Community Leaders, Early Experience, Phenomenology, Profiles, Motivation, Background, Leadership Role, Self Esteem, Barriers, Opportunities, Learning Experience, Leadership, Surveys, Grounded Theory
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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