Quotation Neumayr, Michaela, Meyer, Michael, Schneider, Ulrike. 2015. Public Funding and Its Impact on Nonprofit Advocacy. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 44 (2): S. 297-318.




This article aims to contribute to the long-standing discussion about nonprofit organizations’ (NPOs) dependence on public funding and its consequences on their advocacy role in modern societies. Drawing on resource dependence theory and data from a quantitative survey, the study investigates the impact of public funding and its extent on nonprofit engagement in advocacy. Traditionally, scholars have cautioned that NPOs reliant on public sources will hesitate to pursue political objectives and to engage in advocacy work. Yet, empirical findings are strikingly inconsistent. One of the reasons for these ambiguous findings may be the way advocacy is measured. To address this issue, we apply two different approaches to evaluate NPO engagement. Both sets of findings from our multivariate analyses of Austrian NPOs suggest that public funding does not have a negative impact on advocacy.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new INF-A, MAN-A, STRAT-B, VW-C, WH-B
Language English
Title Public Funding and Its Impact on Nonprofit Advocacy
Volume 44
Number 2
Year 2015
Page from 297
Page to 318
Reviewed? Y
URL http://nvs.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/12/03/0899764013513350


"The third sector between voice and services: Comparing old and new democracies"
Neumayr, Michaela (Details)
Meyer, Michael (Details)
Schneider, Ulrike (Details)
Institute for Social Policy IN (Details)
Institute for Nonprofit Management IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
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