Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Public Affairs and Administration
Dr. Barbara S. Liggett
Dr. Tracey Mabrey
Dr. Victoria C. Ross
Grant seeking is a source of funding for many nonprofit organizations. If a proposal is funded, the organization must contend with the responsibility of project implementation and the expectations of successful project outcomes. A project implementation process with strategic and tactical steps that clearly define the path that leads to positive grant outcomes would assist the grant administrator. Using the Delphi Method as a methodological tool for facilitating dialog among anonymous experts, 12 foundation program officers identified, ranked, and rated the essential elements and barriers of grant implementation. The process revealed 13 essential elements of implementation and 11 barriers to implementation. These results formed the design of a model for the implementation of grant funded projects which sorted the elements into strategic and tactical steps.
Bernhard, Margaret M., "Essential Elements of an Implementation Process for Grant-Funded Projects/Programs in Nonprofit Organizations" (2003). Dissertations. 1209.