This study analyzed the resource characteristics of a sample of university foundations and identified five distinct strategic groups. We found significant performance differences among them. Specifically, the group that focused most heavily on fundraising activities had the highest financial performance. Also performing well was the group with the highest ratio of contributions to total revenues combined with the highest level of slack. The research and managerial implications of this study's findings are discussed.
Strategic group membership and nonprofit organization performance.Faculty Publications
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Citation InformationMarlin, D., Ritchie, W. J. and Geiger, S. W. (2009), Strategic group membership and nonprofit organization performance. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 20: 23â€“39. doi: 10.1002/nml.239