Networking modes and performance in Israel's nonprofit organizations

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The present article examines the relationship between networking modes and performance for 138 nonprofits in Israel. We draw upon the bridging and bonding concepts and social exchange theory and introduce the sharing and consulting networking modes to predict performance in terms of organizational growth in resources. We suggest that differences in networking modes (1) reflect variations in organizational size and age and (2) affect organizational growth in resources. We show that (1) the consulting networking mode is more frequent among managers of smaller and younger nonprofits, (2) sharing is characteristic of managers in older and larger nonprofits, (3) sharing has a strong effect on organizational growth, and (4) the sharing and consulting modes are better predictors of organizational performance than those of bonding and bridging. The results indicate that nonprofit growth in organizational resources is possible with networking when managers aspire to higher involvement in the networking process due to the scope and extent of goals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-444
Number of pages16
JournalNonprofit Management and Leadership
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014


  • Bonding
  • Bridging
  • Consulting
  • Networking
  • Organizational age
  • Performance
  • Sharing
  • Size

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management


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