Date of Award

Spring 2021

Document Type

Dissertation Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)


Public Policy and Administration

Committee Chairperson

Allison H. Turner, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Michelle Wade, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Angela Kline, Ph.D.


Mission statement alone and getting grants do not solve the problem of nonprofit organizations. Some nonprofit organizations are running into problems due to problems with ethics, lack of professional grant administrators and misuse of grants. These affect developments, completion of programs, hiring of more staffs and lack of access to services. This study explores the impact of grant administration and strategic management in nonprofit organizations. Using mixed-methods that were analyzed through cross tabulations, frequency tables, graphs and correlation analysis, there is evidence of correlation between the numbers of programs completed and the impacts of grant administration. The findings suggest that nonprofit organizations will do better with more grants for program development and not for the introduction of strategic management.