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A Tale Of Two Cities: Examining Nonprofit Accountability

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A Tale Of Two Cities: Examining Nonprofit Accountability

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dc.contributor.author Nava, Marcela en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T18:19:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T18:19:39Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-16T18:19:39Z
dc.date.submitted January 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10349 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1765
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
dc.degree.department Social Work en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=384
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