Competency Framework for Non-Profit Organizations: An Exploratory Study based on Indian Organizations

Varun Elembilassery

Abstract


This exploratory study aims to develop a Competency Framework for Nonprofit Organizations (NPO) by applying the fundamentals of Competency Based Human Resource practices on Nonprofit Organizations. The study begins with a literature review and followed by detailed description of methodology for data collection. The data is derived from Indian Organization using three different methods. Firstly, a case study of an NPO working with rural women was done. Secondly, a website survey of job postings of seven NPOs working in different fields was done. And finally, an open ended online interview of management students with a past NPO work experience was done. Based on the observations from these three sources, a competency framework for NPOs is proposed. Limitations of the study, scope for future research and managerial implications are also discussed.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v6i2.9358

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