Developing an instrument to identify factors in nonprofit proposal development: Knowledge management in learning, relationships, and resources.

dc.contributor.committeeChairEaton, Angela
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBaehr, Craig
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBooher, Amanda
dc.creatorGunning, Sarah K.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-04T19:16:06Z
dc.date.available2018-06-04T19:16:06Z
dc.date.created2013-05
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2013
dc.date.updated2018-06-04T19:16:06Z
dc.description.abstractThis study incorporated interview (n = 18) and survey data to conduct a large scale study (n = 580) of professional nonprofit proposal writers across the U.S. The purpose of this study was to identify factors involved in the proposal development process in the context of grant or donation acquisition. Fundraising and knowledge management literature revealed that one’s learning processes, professional relationships, and technological and personnel resources are important aspects of proposal development, although the extent is unknown. I identified 8 factors involved in the proposal writing process and found that knowledge management practices are highly individual to fundraisers rather than to the organizations which employ them. Individualized practices may be in part due to the self-training and education that is necessary for “lone writer” positions. Technical communication teachers might consider incorporating research methods (such as interviewing), personnel management, and project management strategies into their pedagogy to improve writers’ acclimation processes.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/73864
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.availabilityPrevious embargo expired [2018-05].
dc.subjectKnowledge management
dc.subjectGrant writing
dc.subjectProposal writing
dc.subjectNonprofit
dc.subjectFactor analysis
dc.subjectTechnical communication
dc.titleDeveloping an instrument to identify factors in nonprofit proposal development: Knowledge management in learning, relationships, and resources.
dc.typeDissertation
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.disciplineTechnical Communication and Rhetoric
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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