Factors holding back small third sector organizations' engagement with the local public sector

Thompson, P. ORCID: 0000-0003-1961-7441, Williams, R. and Kwong, C., 2017. Factors holding back small third sector organizations' engagement with the local public sector. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 27 (4), pp. 513-531. ISSN 1048-6682

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In many developed countries there has been a shift from grants to contracts as a source of local public sector funding of the third sector. Smaller third sector
organizations may struggle to compete for this funding due to the complex process of accessing and maintaining this funding and conveying their capabilities to funding
providers. This study utilizes data from the UK to determine what factors increase these administrative and communication barriers for smaller organizations. Resources in terms of income and volunteers affect perceptions of the process of obtaining funding. A solution may be standardization of evaluation and monitoring, but this may lead to isomorphism and loss of variety of provision. Better two way communication may allow local authorities retain variety in public service provision through improved knowledge of their partners.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Nonprofit Management & Leadership
Creators: Thompson, P., Williams, R. and Kwong, C.
Publisher: Wiley Periodicals, Inc. for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
Date: 2017
Volume: 27
Number: 4
ISSN: 1048-6682
Rights: This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 10 Mar 2017 17:23
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 13:32
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30372

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