Date of Paper


Type of Paper

Clinical research paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)


Social Work

First Advisor

Lisa Kiesel, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW


Social Work


The purpose of this study is to explore the process of establishing a new nonprofit organization designed for a specific purpose of an intended population and the development of programming to meet the needs of that population. This study seeks to explore how do you start a nonprofit with programming designed to meet the needs of a targeted population? This study inquires into the motivational factors used in the development of the nonprofit organizations and what process was used in developing an organization. This study looks at leadership styles and qualities required to found and run an organization and addressing the needs of the intended population. An inquiry into what barriers exist and how individuals were able to overcome such barriers in the process of starting a new nonprofit organization. This study looks at how individuals were able to obtain funding to start an organization and what their viewpoints of collaboration and credibility are in relation to founding and running a nonprofit organization.

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