Volunteering Problems in Government-Funded Nonprofits Volunteering and the politics of a non-profit organization are sticky as it is. Organization, funding and other things make the world of the non-profit very tricky to navigate. Volunteering for a nonprofit that is both a government-funded social service agency and a “civic” organization that uses grassroots community volunteers is even more complex. Two tensions that can occur in a government-funded social service agency using grassroots community volunteers include political tensions and influences, goal changing, as well as diversification and the problems that come with such an act. Having government funding in a non-profit organization may harm the volunteer’s aims and alienate...The end:
.....unteer’s aims and alienate their political affiliations. Or, the volunteer can have sway enough to change the original aim of the non-profit organization. At the same time, partially government-funded groups may want to reach a lot of people, when other individuals involved want to reach a specific sector of the population. Diversification and lack thereof can alienate a volunteer as well, rendering them detrimental or incapable of bettering the organization. All of these elements are puzzles as to why government-funded nonprofits may have problems with volunteers. Works Cited Block, Stephen R. Why Nonprofits Fail. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. Salamon, Lester. The State of Nonprofit America. USA: Brookings Institution Press, 2002.