A Tale Of Two Cities: Examining Nonprofit Accountability

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A Tale Of Two Cities: Examining Nonprofit Accountability

Show simple item record Nava, Marcela en_US 2009-09-16T18:19:39Z 2009-09-16T18:19:39Z 2009-09-16T18:19:39Z January 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10349 en_US
dc.description.abstract Nonprofit organizations exist in a world of constantly increasing scrutiny and oversight, while public scandals create an increasing demand for public accountability. Program evaluation is seen as a powerful tool to assist nonprofits in establishing organizational accountability, yet studies suggest that program evaluation is not being used to establish accountability. In order to explore the use of program evaluation in establishing accountability, surveys were administered to nonprofit organizations in Dallas and Fort Worth. Respondents also participated in interviews about decision making processes regarding evaluation and accountability within their agencies. Results indicate that organizations in Dallas and Fort Worth are fairly similar on many aspects of evaluation and accountability. Key differences in the use of evaluations, role of faith-based agencies, influence of funders, elements of program design, and other aspects of evaluation and accountability are explored. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Hoefer, Richard en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Work en_US
dc.title A Tale Of Two Cities: Examining Nonprofit Accountability en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Hoefer, Richard en_US Social Work en_US Social Work en_US University of Texas at Arlington en_US masters en_US M.S. en_US
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