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Clients as Voting Board Members: A Mixed Methods Examination of San Diego County Nonprofit Human Services Organizations

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dc.contributor.author Lewis, Elaine
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-31T14:16:33Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-31T14:16:33Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Lewis, Elaine Marie. (2016). "Clients as Voting Board Members: A Mixed Methods Examination of San Diego County Nonprofit HumanServices Organizations." Dissertations. University of Sand Diego, 48. https://digital.sandiego.edu/dissertations/4 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://digital.sandiego.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1048&context=dissertations
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1912
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract The literature suggests that thoughtful board composition generates more strategic and thoughtful policy making. This study examined one aspect of board composition that is frequently cited as a source of more strategic and thoughtful policy making: clients as voting members. This study used descriptive and inferential statistics to examine the prevalence of,and the factors associated with clients participating as board members of human services nonprofit organizations in San Diego County. Through a review of the most recent 12 months of board meeting notes, this study also explored the level of participation of two clients on the board of directors of one organization.The work was accomplished in two phases. The National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities Core Codes (NTEE-CC) was used to identify organizations in the human services category. During the first phase, 275 human services organizations in San Diego County were invited to have a representative participate in a survey, either electronically or by telephone. Sixty-one organizations participated in the survey resulting in a response rate of 22%. A non response-bias test suggested that there was no significant difference between the responding organizations and the population. Of the 61 respondents, 14 indicated they had at least one client on their organization’s board of directors. The study also explored client involvement in other potential decision-making activities including serving on advisory committees, volunteering as part of a work group, completing fact-finding surveys, and holding membership. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of San Diego en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Non-profit en_US
dc.subject Nonprofit en_US
dc.subject Board Members en_US
dc.subject Service User Engagement en_US
dc.subject Service User Involvement en_US
dc.subject Clients en_US
dc.subject Victim-Activist en_US
dc.subject Decision-making en_US
dc.subject Community-engaged en_US
dc.subject Client Participation en_US
dc.title Clients as Voting Board Members: A Mixed Methods Examination of San Diego County Nonprofit Human Services Organizations en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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