Presentation Title

An Exploration of the Values and Principles of Nonprofit Workers

Presenter Information

Ryan RouseFollow

Advisor Information

Dr. Nuri Heckler

Location

MBSC Gallery Room 308 - G

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-3-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

3-2022 10:15 AM

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore how employees in nonprofit organizations that promote democracy and civic engagement describe their work. The existing scholarship demonstrates that nonprofits are both complicit in and an effect of the hegemonic system of neoliberalism. What emerges in the nonprofit sector is a profound tension between meeting the demands of the market and the demands of civil society. In understanding the experiences and perspectives of nonprofit workers and the values that are brought to bear in their work, this research extends the existing literature by exploring how workers diverge and reinforce neoliberal logic and power within civic nonprofit organizations. The findings of this research suggest that workers in nonprofits that promote democracy and civic engagement exhibit values that depart from neoliberalism .

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Mar 4th, 9:00 AM Mar 1st, 10:15 AM

An Exploration of the Values and Principles of Nonprofit Workers

MBSC Gallery Room 308 - G

The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore how employees in nonprofit organizations that promote democracy and civic engagement describe their work. The existing scholarship demonstrates that nonprofits are both complicit in and an effect of the hegemonic system of neoliberalism. What emerges in the nonprofit sector is a profound tension between meeting the demands of the market and the demands of civil society. In understanding the experiences and perspectives of nonprofit workers and the values that are brought to bear in their work, this research extends the existing literature by exploring how workers diverge and reinforce neoliberal logic and power within civic nonprofit organizations. The findings of this research suggest that workers in nonprofits that promote democracy and civic engagement exhibit values that depart from neoliberalism .