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Literature Review: Measuring and Assessing Organizational Performance for Non-Profits, Contextually Sensitive Standards and Measures for the Non-Profit Organization

Governance and Performance in Public and Non-Profit Organizations

ISBN: 978-1-78635-108-1, eISBN: 978-1-78635-107-4

Publication date: 18 April 2016

Abstract

Purpose

This chapter seeks to contribute to a better understanding of Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) use of practices for the purpose of organizational sustainability by highlighting the need for conducive performance measures and standards attached to NPO funding sources.

Methodology/approach

A review of literature for the UK Non-profit organization sector and NPO performance measures. The review structures literature as it relates to the non-profit sector and their relation to societal impact of human social service (HSS) non-profit organizations, non-profit performance measures, and processes of knowledge sharing in application of organizational evaluation.

Findings

This chapter provides a review of gaps in the literature referring suitable performance measurement and assessments suitable for the unique culture and approaches to performance measures of non-profit organizations. Future research implications suggest research in order to comprehend processes and procedures of performance measures inclusive of knowledge sharing and the processes of how non-profit learn, share, and evaluate internal and external to the NPO sector.

Originality/value

The value of this chapter is relevant for the public, government, and corporations to support efficient and effective ways in appropriating funds and defining successful NPO’s for external funders to invest.

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Citation

Morrison, L.D. (2016), "Literature Review: Measuring and Assessing Organizational Performance for Non-Profits, Contextually Sensitive Standards and Measures for the Non-Profit Organization", Governance and Performance in Public and Non-Profit Organizations (Studies in Public and Non-Profit Governance, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 233-256. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2051-663020160000005010

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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