Download Full Text (389 KB)
An in-depth qualitative analysis of organizational culture was conducted of two non-profit, grassroots organizations that address poverty in the Dayton area. Shoes4TheShoeless was established two years ago and provides footwear to underprivileged children. Homefull was established more than 20 years ago and works to end poverty through advocacy, education and housing options for its clients. Interviews and on-site observations were completed at both organizations from November 2011 to January 2012. The structured interviews ranged in length from 25 minutes to more than an hour. The data was analyzed using a coding scheme and over-arching themes were analyzed. It was determined that organizational culture within grassroots organizations in Dayton shapes how the organizations operate and fulfill their service missions.
Anna L. Langhorne
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
Kelly, Andrew K., "Fixing The Frame: A Look at the Organizational Culture of Grassroots Organizations" (2012). Stander Symposium Posters. 98.