Dr. Andrea "Annie" Hernandez is a 2014 graduate of the PhD Program in Leadership & Change at Antioch University.
Above:L-R : Dr. Hernandez with her Dissertation Chair, Dr. Mitch Kusy
Other Committee Members [Not Pictured] Dr. Jon Wergin, Committee Member, Dr. David Renz, Committee Member, and Dr. Judy Freiwirth, External Reader
Dr. Hernandez's dissertation is accompanied by an MP3 Author Introduction [embedded in this page and available for download below] and a Correlation Table [.xlsx], available for download at the bottom of this page.
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This correlational research design, which included a convenience sample of 157 nonprofit staff and board member responses to a Likert-type survey, was used to conduct a principle components analysis (PCA) to develop subscales related to networked nonprofits. As defined in the study, a networked nonprofit has a set of intentionally built trusting relationships and has systems and strategies that engage various stakeholders in meaningful conversations. They achieve their missions by developing strong partnerships where they invest in the goals of other organizations to mobilize resources for a common shared mission and values. While there were correlations between the level respondents rated their organization as a networked nonprofit, or networkedness, and effectiveness reported by respondents, the two networked nonprofit subscales revealed as a result of PCA (Stakeholder/External and Systems Vision/Internal) included elements found in effective as well as networked nonprofits. Also, the Maturity of Practice items were narrowed and reviewed through bivariate correlation. While they correlate to one another, they did not correlate to the networkedness or effectiveness measures. This seems to indicate a disconnect between the actual practice of networkedness as evidenced through social media and evaluation measures and the networked mindset or organizational culture. In other words, the way respondents perceive their levels of effectiveness and networkedness may indeed not align with actual behaviors. My ETD may be copied and distributed only for non-commercial purposes and may not be modified. All use must give me credit as the original author. A video author introduction in MP4 format accompanies this dissertation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/. The electronic version of this Dissertation is at Ohiolink ETD Center, www.ohiolink.edu/etd and Antioch University's AURA, http://aura.antioch.edu/
Hernandez, Andrea Leigh, "Effective Networked Nonprofit Organizations: Defining the Behavior and Creating an Instrument for Measurement" (2014). Dissertations & Theses. 143.