Date of Award

Fall 2022

Document Type

Consultancy Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Committee Chair

Elizabeth Jones


Nonprofit organizations that provide services for young people are immense assets within urban communities. These organizations impart mentorship and provide positive activities to enrich the lives of young citizens who may or may not have access to these opportunities provided elsewhere at a cost. However, as noteworthy of a benefit, the management of nonprofits often threatens their sustainability. If the understanding of organizational blind spots regarding volunteer retention, sustainability of funding, and board leadership is lacking, decision-making on strategic planning becomes very difficult (Sand, 2005). This consultancy project explores the best practices for managing a small nonprofit that focuses on empowering young girls to chase their dreams and live without limitations. Recommendations were made through scholarly research, interviews, and quantitative and qualitative data collection specific to the concerns of the partnering organization regarding funding, volunteer engagement, and board development. Recommendations were made to help increase the engagement of the above-mentioned concerns to aid in the organization’s annual toy drive and overall effectiveness and sustainability.

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