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Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)




Peter J. Anthony


Some nonprofit organization leaders have limited access to the resources needed to manage the organization's day-to-day needs. Nonprofit leaders without effective strategies to increase human and financial resources may lack the resources to address the mission, sustain, and effectively grow as a successful organization. Grounded in the stakeholder theory, the purpose of this qualitative single case study was to explore the strategies leaders of a nonprofit organization used to increase human and financial resources needed to sustain and effectively grow as a successful organization to address their mission. The participants comprised three leaders from one nonprofit organization in the southern region of the United States. Data were collected from semistructured interviews, organizational documents, and publicly available archival records. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis, yielding themes of effective fundraising strategies, community involvement, board effectiveness, strategic planning, and effective recruitment strategies. A key recommendation for nonprofit organization leaders is to develop and implement a strategic plan that includes an approach for increasing stakeholder involvement and support to leverage access to resources for long-term sustainability. Implications for positive social change include the potential to provide community residents with access to mental health services and efforts to expand access to services that could improve community members’ health.

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