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Amy Hasan Braswell – ProQuest LLC, 2024
The volunteer workforce is the backbone of any nonprofit organization. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, however, even though many people have returned to work, leisure, and volunteering, there are others that have not, leaving many volunteer positions empty. As organizations return to the basics of recruiting, leading, and retaining the volunteer…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Leadership Qualities, Influences, Leadership Styles
Sandra J. Moody – ProQuest LLC, 2024
While researchers have studied many aspects of females in the workplace the purpose statement for this study which followed a qualitative descriptive method and design was to explore how female nonprofit human services leaders describe their career journey toward executive leadership and how they overcame any social role challenges they may have…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Females, Administrators, Career Development
Antoine Yvan Demosthenes Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The goal of this study is to provide a plan for nonprofits to provide a succession plan for their organization. The action plan to be utilized is the career development of the existing staff. The transferability of this study can be used in for profit organizations. The implications of this study are that the organization can utilize the data…
Descriptors: Promotion (Occupational), Nonprofit Organizations, Career Development, Strategic Planning
Sarah J. Torbert – ProQuest LLC, 2024
Volunteer-led programming is the heart of the 4-H program. The Wyoming 4-H program relies heavily on volunteers to deliver programming directly to youth. Shrinking budgets and limited staff makes volunteer retention and recruitment key in building and maintaining a 4-H program in Wyoming focused on youth education. Understanding what motivates…
Descriptors: Youth Clubs, Nonprofit Organizations, Volunteers, Rural Areas
Tyneisha Sider Hamilton – ProQuest LLC, 2024
Nationally, retaining students in adult basic education (ABE) is an ongoing challenge for numerous programs. The problem is the low retention rates among adult basic education learners in a non-profit ABE program in a large metropolitan city in Georgia. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore how persistence affects student…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Adult Basic Education, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
Eric Irvin Knox – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Volunteer rates of Millennial postsecondary degree recipients continue to decline in the United States; consequently, the loss of volunteers onboarding with skill sets non-profit organization's need persistently places these organizations at a disadvantage. The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study was to explore Millennial…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Volunteers, Undergraduate Students, Nonprofit Organizations
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Gerlinde Behrendt; Susanne von Münchhausen; Anna Maria Häring – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2024
Purpose: Learning and innovation networks for sustainable agriculture (LINSA) are considered drivers of innovation towards a more sustainable agri-food system. However, sustaining long-term funding remains a challenge for many networks. This paper aims to provide a comprehensive conceptualization of how funding relates to LINSA continuation and…
Descriptors: Innovation, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Agricultural Education
Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2023
Metallica's All Within My Hands is a workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. In 2019, AWMH--alongside initiative sponsor the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)--provided 10 schools with $100,000 each for tuition help, safety gear and…
Descriptors: Musicians, Nonprofit Organizations, Vocational Education, Community Colleges
Amanda Novello – Commonfund Institute, 2023
In June 2023, the Commonfund Institute hosted 36 nonprofit leaders on the campus of Yale University for our premier educational event -- the Investment Stewardship Academy (ISA). Much has changed since the last convening in 2019 -- a global pandemic, a deep racial reckoning, war in Ukraine, inflationary pressures, ongoing and distressing impacts…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Leadership, Endowment Funds, Money Management
Global Partnership for Education, 2022
GPE (Global Partnership for Education) works with governments to include refugee children and youth in national education systems and helps strengthen capacity and resources to meet the education needs of refugee children. Refugees have access to public schools in 20 of GPE's partner countries, where GPE is supporting governments to build more…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Grants
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Shearman, Sachiyo M. – Communication Teacher, 2023
A service-learning (SL) version of the Intercultural Communication course was designed in collaboration with a nonprofit refugee resettlement agency. Through the collaborative discussions prior to the start of the semester, the instructor and community partner identified the needs and possible ideas for problem-based SL projects. In the SL course,…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Service Learning, Institutional Cooperation, Nonprofit Organizations
Rashad L. Burden – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The challenges that are encountered in private schools are in constant flux. Teachers and administrators are tasked with leading and guiding future generations in tumultuous times. A leader's creativity has a significant influence on the diverse teams that are engaging school-age children. Creative leadership is lacking in academic research in…
Descriptors: Creativity, Leadership, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Education
Gallanty, Julie – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Nonprofit organization Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) bring their unique experiences to their executive positions but are often unprepared for new responsibilities and challenges, which require a broad skill set. The problem identified was the gap in professional development in unexpected and acute areas. This study aimed to explore the…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Administrators, Leadership, Professional Development
Loretta Goodwin; Jennifer Kabaker; Kumea Shorter-Gooden – Aurora Institute, 2023
The Aurora Institute works to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. In pursuing this mission, Aurora has built the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), as well as anti-racism, into its strategic plan. To support its…
Descriptors: Diversity, Inclusion, Nonprofit Organizations, Governing Boards
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Janeé Pelletier – Childhood Education, 2024
In recent years, a significant focus has been placed on addressing systemic inequities that exist within the education system. While considerable strides have been made to address disparities in urban education, a new conversation is emerging--one that centers on the unique challenges faced by students living in rural communities. These challenges…
Descriptors: Barriers, STEM Education, Rural Areas, Laboratories
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