This research analyzes the influence of professionalization and business-nonprofit partnerships (BNPPs) on nonprofit transparency. First, we conceptualize transparency as one of the critical dimensions of accountability and explain how it has become a key goal for nonprofit organizations (NPOs). Second, we discuss professionalization and BNPPs as strategies directly connected to the main challenges (and controversies) they face. Third, we propose a set of hypotheses linking those strategies to transparency. Their influence will be measured through an empirical research based on a survey to a representative sample of 325 NPOs. Regression models will be used to test the hypotheses.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA-CON). Conference Operation Network. (44ª. 2015. Chicago)