International Journal of Public Administration
This paper examines nonprofits' capacity for responding to simultaneous hurricane-pandemic threat, addressing: (1) strategies nonprofits use to deliver services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) how natural hazards may affect nonprofit roles in emergency service delivery during a pandemic. Data come from a survey of New Orleans-based nonprofits demonstrating effects of pandemic on local nonprofit service delivery, and workshops with U.S. coastal community stakeholders exploring expectations for nonprofit roles in emergency operations nationwide. Nonprofits have applied resilient strategies including virtual operations, staff reductions, and funding diversification, but vulnerabilities remain. Findings guide a research agenda for building nonprofit and community resilience.
0000-0003-3623-8849 (Hutton), 0000-0001-5431-9314 (Saitgalina), 0000-0003-3599-1417 (Yusuf), 0000-0002-0472-3068 (Behr), 0000-0002-8637-5967 (Diaz)
Original Publication Citation
Hutton, N. S., Mumford, S. W., Saitgalina, M., Yusuf, J.-E. W., Behr, J. G., Diaz, R., & Kiefer, J. J. (2021). Nonprofit capacity to manage hurricane-pandemic threat: Local and national perspectives on resilience during COVID-19. International Journal of Public Administration, 44(11-12), 984-993. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2021.1922439
Hutton, Nicole S.; Mumford, Steven W.; Saitgalina, Marina; Yusuf, Juita-Elena (Wie); Behr, Joshua G.; Diaz, Rafael; and Kiefer, John J., "Nonprofit Capacity to Manage Hurricane-Pandemic Threat: Local and National Perspectives on Resilience During COVID-19" (2021). Political Science & Geography Faculty Publications. 38.