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Title Sustainability of two youth-led nonprofit organizations on arts-based peacebuilding: towards sustainable peacebuilding and community development in Mindanao, The Philippines
Posted by Primitivo Iii Ragandang
Authors Ragandang, Primitivo III C.
Publication date 2018/01
Thesis from the institution Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology
Abstract While there is a bulk of studies about arts-based youth organizations advocating for peacebuilding in post-conflict areas, there is a very minimal research that focus on the factors that may influence the sustainability of these organizations. Focused on two youth arts-based non-profit organizations in Northern Mindanao, Dire Husi Initiative and Move This World-Philippines, this study determine the current organizational sustainability status in terms of institutional, financial, technical, and spiritual dimensions. It particularly looks into its basic features, strategies in organizational capacity building and managing peacebuilding programs, stakeholders’ nature of involvement, current sustainability status, and sustainability-related factors of the organizations’ operations in post-external aid phase. With case study design, this research employs a mix qualitative methods for gathering data, such as key informant interview, focus group discussion, observation, and archival. The informants of this study are mainly the staff and members of Dire Husi Initiative and Move This World-Philippines. For purposes of in-depth interview, former members and other individuals who had been part in the early years of the operation of the organizations are also included. The data are presented in tabular form and are analyzed using qualitative content analysis and thematic approach. Anchored on the organizational sustainability theory of Coblentz (2002) and of Hauser, Huberman, and Alford (2008), a total of 34 organizational sustainability indicators serve as basis in determining the current sustainability status of both organizations. The empirical data from this study contributes to the field of non-profit management studies, particularly in filling the gaps on scarcity of researches related to strategies of examining and enhancing organizational sustainability of youth-led non-profit organizations, stakeholders’ engagement, and the utilization of local mechanisms to develop organizational capacity building and peacebuilding project management.
Index terms / Keywords sustainability, youth, youth-led, nonprofit, organizations, peacebuilding