Title

Organizational Capacity of Nonprofit Organizations in Rural Areas of the United States: A Scoping Review

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance

Publication Date

11-27-2019

Publisher

Routledge

Volume

44

Issue

1

First Page

63

Last Page

91

Abstract

Rural America is facing a plethora of problems related to poverty, crime, health, and education. Nonprofit organizations serve a vital role in rural communities by providing services and advocacy to residents. Yet, it is unknown if rural nonprofits have the means to effectively address the complex issues before them. This study examines the results of scoping review which characterizes the state of empirical knowledge regarding the organizational capacity of rural nonprofits in the United States. Fifteen articles from the past decade uncovered challenges and strengths related to organizational capacity, though more research is necessary to inform funders and educators.

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