A Contingency Approach to Nonprofit Governance


In this research article, Patricia Bradshaw discusses the contingency approach to board governance. In this approach, Bradshaw suggests that there is no single ideal when it comes to governance, rather boards are responsible for consciously reflecting on their configurations to make strategic decisions about their alignment whilst considering respective values and missions.

Bradshaw, P. (2009) 'A contingency approach to nonprofit governance,' Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 20(1), pp. 61–81.