Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)



First Advisor

Alan Tuchtenhagen

Second Advisor

Boyd Koehler


This project will address the current issues of the funding environments of Alternative Service and Nonprofit Organizations. The material highlights major components of a healthy organization. This includes, but is not limited to, attracting and maintaining the interest of donors, volunteers, and staff as well as collaborating through knowledge, expertise, and resources and sharing successes that both organizational types may cooperatively lead their respective missions into the future. The overall approach was to discover organizational problems and enable both organizational types to develop and sustain through organizational tips that strengthen vital processes inside and outside of the workplace. The findings display how high impact organizations manage their funds and look for new alternatives to create or maintain their current pace. Successful organizations know their market, advocate for the changes they wish to see and serve numerous communities to reach their goals.


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