Dissertation: Strings Attached Funding: A Case Study of Dallas Social Venture Partners
Dr. Richard Scotch (chair), Dr. Simon Fass, Dr. Young-Joo Lee
Abstract: A new form of philanthropy has emerged characterized by donors who become actively engaged in the nonprofits they support. One manifestation of this new philanthropy is an organization called Dallas Social Venture Partners. What makes this organization unique is the funding model they utilize: venture capitalism as found in the private sector. Funds allocated to the nonprofit are long term, but come with requirements for intrusive donor involvement in the operational aspects of the nonprofit. My research looks at the effectiveness of this private sector funding mechanism for the partners and institutions.