Integrity of Leaders in Non-Profit Organizations Research Proposal by Nicky

Integrity of Leaders in Non-Profit Organizations
Research proposal that focuses on the integrity of leaders in non-profit organizations.
# 146806 | 3,196 words | 6 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 17, 2011 in Business (Administration) , Business (Management) , Research Designs (General)

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This research proposal focuses on the critical importance of ethical leadership in the nonprofit sector. Specifically, the paper examines the relationship between attitudes and behaviors of executives and organization's performance in non-profit organizational settings. First, the paper addresses the research questions it is proposing. Then, it describes the methodologies used in the study. This is followed by a literature review relating to ethical leadership in non-profits. Various studies and experts are cited regarding their work in this area. According to the literature review, integrity is acknowledged as one of the key components and core elements of nonprofit leadership. The paper concludes by suggesting that more research be applied toward understanding precisely what characteristics and qualities must be present in today's nonprofit leadership. This paper includes a figure.


Research Questions
Brief Review of the Literature
Brief Literature Review Findings
Conclusions and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"The findings of the brief literature review in this research proposal include the fact that integrity is acknowledged as one of the key components and core elements of nonprofit leadership. The nonprofit organization must necessarily possess the trust of the public as it goes about its duties toward fulfilling its goals, mission and vision. Integrity is a critical element and is non-optional for nonprofit leadership. Integrity actually means accountability and this is in all areas of nonprofit management including financial accountability as well as accountability for the services that it is appointed to provide in the community. Integrity is more than merely skin deep or in other words integrity cannot merely appear but must exist within the very fabric of the nonprofit leadership and management. To say one thing and to do another is to lack the very critical element of integrity in the nonprofit leadership role."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Delaney, Tim (2003) Ethical Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: How to Conduct an Ethics Audit. Virtual Seminar 21 May 2003.Association of Fundraising Professionals 2003. Online available at:
  • Douglas, Pamela S. (2004) Task Force 6: Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteer Leadership. J Am Coll Cardiol, 2004; American College of Cardiology Foundation. Online available at:
  • Eisenberg, Pablo (2004) Citizen Engagement: The Nonprofit Challenge. 15 Oct 2004. The Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership. Online available at:
  • Herman, Robert D. (ed) (2005) The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management. Ed. 2 John Wiley and Sons 2005.
  • Ott, J. Steven (2001) Understanding Nonprofit Organizations: Governance, Leadership and Management. Westview Press 2004.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

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MLA Format

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