Why do similarly structured organizations, with similar goals, end up doing things entirely differently? It's a common question and there are multiple theories offering answers. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor Jodi Sandfort will share her recent research on the topic next Friday, January 27th.
Her recent work, "Deeping our Understanding of Nonprofit Policy Advocacy Accomplished by Networks,"explores two similar networks of human services organizations to identify influences on policy advocacy at the network level. While drawing on existing research and theory, Sandfort highlights network positioning, member organization values, resource capacity, and most importantly practice theory to explain the differing tales of similar networks. During her forum discussion, she will share the implications and importance of these theories and factors in analyzing real world variation, applicable to many areas of academic and practitioner work.
All Friday Research Forums are held from 11:30-1pm in Room 123 of the Science Teaching and Student Services Building. Please RSVP here by Wednesday 1/25.
Lunch will be provided