5340: Unit 2 D1: Understanding Governance and Funding Practices
There are a number of challenges to understanding the complexity of human service
governance and funding practices in today’s political and funding climate. Traditional
nonprofit organizational management and funding are o�en complicated by
government contract practices, legal interventions, and other factors.
Based on your readings for this week, in your initial post, discuss a traditional nonprofit
governance board and the funding practices of the organization compared to a human
service agency practice that is managed as a government contract or a legally mandated
program. What are the challenges faced by a government contract human service
program? What are the challenges faced by a legally mandated human service program?
Read the posts of the other learners and respond to the initial post of one other learner.
Discuss similarities or differences in your perspectives about the challenges you
identified compared to those your fellow learner identified.
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:
● Identify common forms of governance for human services organizations.
● Discuss common funding practices for human services organizations.
NOTE: Minimum of 350 words with at least 1 scholarly resource