Event Title

Connections and Overlap Between Capacity Building Measures, Nonprofit Management Competencies, and Training Needs of Nonprofit Managers

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

2-4-2014 3:30 PM

Description

PURPOSE: Studies conducted in the past twenty years have discussed capacity building needs of nonprofit organizations, nonprofit management competencies, and the training needs of nonprofit managers. However, many of these studies have been discussed in silos, separate journal articles and studied in different areas of the nonprofit management literature. There has been a scarcity of studies that document and track the common terms discussed across the nonprofit management literature. SUBJECTS: Common terms discussed across the nonprofit management literature. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Clustered social network analysis, and more specifically the open source software tool, Gephi, was used to identify the overlap in nonprofit capacity building measures, nonprofit management competencies and training needs terms listed in the literature. ANALYSES: The authors used social network analysis and identified12 terms were the most commonly discussed across the literature. Then these 12 terms were compared to the nonprofit management education literature and the courses being offered in nonprofit graduate education. RESULTS: The findings revealed 12 terms were hubs, meaning 12 terms were the most connected across literature. These terms included: Leadership, Planning, Public Relations, Volunteer Management, Financial Management, Communications, Marketing, Governance, Data Utilization, Human Resources, Fundraising, Information Technology. Leadership was listed the most frequently across all studies. CONCLUSIONS: Findings revealed that nonprofit management education are missing some of the important competencies, skills and training needs of nonprofit managers as identified in the social network analysis.

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Apr 2nd, 3:30 PM

Connections and Overlap Between Capacity Building Measures, Nonprofit Management Competencies, and Training Needs of Nonprofit Managers

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

PURPOSE: Studies conducted in the past twenty years have discussed capacity building needs of nonprofit organizations, nonprofit management competencies, and the training needs of nonprofit managers. However, many of these studies have been discussed in silos, separate journal articles and studied in different areas of the nonprofit management literature. There has been a scarcity of studies that document and track the common terms discussed across the nonprofit management literature. SUBJECTS: Common terms discussed across the nonprofit management literature. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Clustered social network analysis, and more specifically the open source software tool, Gephi, was used to identify the overlap in nonprofit capacity building measures, nonprofit management competencies and training needs terms listed in the literature. ANALYSES: The authors used social network analysis and identified12 terms were the most commonly discussed across the literature. Then these 12 terms were compared to the nonprofit management education literature and the courses being offered in nonprofit graduate education. RESULTS: The findings revealed 12 terms were hubs, meaning 12 terms were the most connected across literature. These terms included: Leadership, Planning, Public Relations, Volunteer Management, Financial Management, Communications, Marketing, Governance, Data Utilization, Human Resources, Fundraising, Information Technology. Leadership was listed the most frequently across all studies. CONCLUSIONS: Findings revealed that nonprofit management education are missing some of the important competencies, skills and training needs of nonprofit managers as identified in the social network analysis.