Corporate political strategy: A framework for understanding nonprofit strategy

Barbara Bigelow, Melissa Middleton Stone, Margarete Arndt

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    Abstract

    Nonprofit organizations operate in environments characterized by institutional demands for legitimacy. The authors argue that, given this environment, corporate political strategy is critical to a nonprofit's ability to achieve its goals, gain access to resources, and achieve a sustainable advantage. The authors develop this thesis by providing a conceptual argument that corporate political strategy is critical given the institutional nature of the environment, the conflicting demands of multiple stakeholders, and the role of the funder; and by providing contextual evidence of the role of corporate political strategy in nonprofit strategy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)29-43
    Number of pages15
    JournalNonprofit Management and Leadership
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1996

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