Title

Modelling NPO–government relations: Australian case studies

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Furneaux, C & Ryan, N 2014, 'Modelling NPO–government relations: Australian case studies', Public Management Review, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 113-1140.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2014.895030

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Non-profit organizations (NPOs) are major providers of services in many fields of endeavour, and often receive financial support from government. This article investigates different forms of government/non-profit funding relationships, with the viewpoint being mainly, though not exclusively, from the perspective of the non-profit agencies. While there are a number of existing typologies of government/NPO relations, these are dated and in need of further empirical analysis and testing. The article advances an empirically derived extension to current models of government/NPO relations. A future research agenda is outlined based on the constructs that underpin typologies, rather than discrete categorization of relationships.