Organizational Self-Censorship: Corporate Sponsorship, Nonprofit Funding, and the Educational Experience

  title={Organizational Self-Censorship: Corporate Sponsorship, Nonprofit Funding, and the Educational Experience},
  author={Garry Gray and Victoria Bishop Kendzia},
Increasing reliance on corporate sponsorship has impacted the governance of nonprofit organizations. Traditional research on funding has taken a predominately positive vantage point, expressing that nonprofit organizations may find opportunities to influence their funder’s interests such that they become more compatible with the nonprofit organization’s mission. In this article, we build upon this work by providing a more nuanced examination of agency in the nonprofit organization. Specifically… 

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