Taking A Good Look In The Mirror: Accountability in Not for Profit Organizations

Location: Jepson Room 122
Date: Fri, April 20
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Nonprofit organizations work to fill gaps in public service that most commonly appear when government and community provision falls short. The topic of accountability and its relationship to nonprofit organizations throughout history have been linked. The responsibilities of these organizations extend well beyond checks and balances in the financial system or misreporting performance statistics, they also extend to governance and other areas of organizational management and ethics. To address these current shortfalls in understanding, the purpose of this study is to take a hermeneutical phenomenological look into nonprofit organizations to explore how these organizations develop practices and policies to hold themselves accountable to their vision/mission (reason for existence) and those they serve. 

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