Nonprofit and foundation behavior in competitive markets for grants

dc.contributor.advisor Young, Dennis R.
dc.contributor.author Faulk, Lewis Haughton en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ashley, Shena
dc.contributor.committeeMember Clark, Jennifer
dc.contributor.committeeMember Lewis, Gregory
dc.contributor.committeeMember Seaman, Bruce
dc.contributor.department Public Policy en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-22T17:51:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-22T17:51:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-07 en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation analyzes competition for foundation grants in the nonprofit sector. First, I examine how inter-organization competition and foundation activity in local grants markets affect organization behavior through institutional pressure on (1) firm fundraising expenses, (2) program expense ratios, and (3) revenue diversification. Second, I explore the impacts of nonprofit program expense ratios and fundraising expenses on foundation grantmaking. This analysis focuses on the relative "prices" of donations to competing nonprofit organizations, represented by these expense ratios, and the impact prices have on foundation grant decisions relative to the impact that nonprofit marketing has. Finally, I examine whether greater competition in grants markets increases the importance of program expense ratios and firm marketing behavior for grant selection. Overall, this dissertation contributes to our understanding of organization behavior and foundation influence in grant-seeking markets and competition's role in the distribution of charitable grants. en_US
dc.description.degree Ph.D. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/41201
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.subject Competition en_US
dc.subject Foundations en_US
dc.subject Nonprofit organizations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Research grants
dc.subject.lcsh Endowments
dc.subject.lcsh Nonprofit organizations Finance
dc.title Nonprofit and foundation behavior in competitive markets for grants en_US
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Dissertation
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local.contributor.corporatename School of Public Policy
local.contributor.corporatename Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
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