November 19, It varies from firms to firms depending upon its internal and external factors.
This article was first printed by California Management Review, in summer vol. It also offers an operational guide in tabular form on the meaning, management, and marketing of the public trust in nonprofit organizations.
It identifies five core nonprofit-public transactions: These transactions distinguish nonprofits from firms. Breakdowns in these transactions are likely to be significant enough to have meaningful consequences and reverberate throughout the organizational 4 phases of international marketing involvement.
In the same way, a relationship message to cure the effects of a transactional impairment might have a positive spillover to the organization. Thus, the greatest favorable impact will be achieved when the concepts and messages apply positively to both the transaction and the organization.
At least six antecedents or conditions can modify the favorable impact of any relationship marketing message including the most contrite by a nonprofit organization: Concepts of the Public Trust in the Nonprofit Organization The literature on trust, social capital, and nonprofit or voluntary organizations primarily views the nonprofit as an incubator of trust for its own internal cohesion.
This draws from organizational theory. This calls for a different logic. The relationship between the nonprofit and the public can be framed as the reciprocity of expectations. Piotr Sztompka phrases it as a wager that the other party will perform as expected.
Another way of describing this relationship is principal-agent, where the nonprofit the agent serves a public purpose—the public being the principal—in exchange for tax benefits.
The operative trusts are trust of specific performance as agreed and custodial trust over the assets the public invested in and which are held by the nonprofit so that it may perform as agreed in its mission.
In agency theory, an agent is hired partly because the principal needs to rely on the discretion of the agent if information is asymmetric—the agent has superior or timelier information. As Mark Granovetter notes, trust is the confidence that others will do the right thing even with incentives to the contrary.
Put another way, the asymmetry in the information between the producer and the client and the need for the client to rely on the producer lead to the creation and perpetuation of a relationship with a nonprofit organization unburdened by profit needs or, as Avner Ben-Ner and Theresa Van Hoomissen note, by the control of outsiders.
This includes its cognitive image9 or its social capital shared goals, norms, values, and networks. A trusts B because A and B share a common identity and all that implies in terms of goals, norms, values, experiences, and expectations or because A identifies him- or herself with an organization or purpose that B trusts.
The product of this relationship is its contribution to identity, including prestige, social standing, and identity from affiliation.
George Akerlof and Rachel Kranton link identity with the sociological content of an organization and how it projects itself.
This implies that the social capital that an organization projects induces the public to enter into certain relationships with it, i. Trust in social capital and its reflection in the identities of those exposed to it take on special relevance for nonprofits that are membership groups—including religious or faith groups and fraternal associations.
Their members choose them and their members reflect them. Several organizations may encapsulate the same mission, but they may use different social capital in doing so. Thus, trust in the mission is conceptually different from trust in the social capital or trust in contracts.
Based on the above, seven concepts of the public trust are relevant to the nonprofit-public relationship and to this article: Concepts of a Restorative Message Applicable to a Nonprofit Scholarship shows that relationship marketing—based on social exchange where the rewards are not always pecuniary—applies to nonprofit organizations.
In their work on relationship marketing, Morgan and Hunt find that enduring relationships are based on a bilateral and utilitarian commitment each party has a need the other can satisfy and each can rely on the other. Gambetta28 and Niklas Luhmann29 see trust as important when the parties feel at risk, vulnerable, and uncertain—i.
Following are the five core transactional relationships, each containing one or more of the six trusts to which the organization is exposed.
Contracting The two most important earnings transactions for nonprofits are 1 program-related revenues, such as government contracts and tuition or hospital fees for individuals which account for 72 percent of all revenues of c 3 s, the largest group of nonprofits ; and 2 donations or contributions accounting for another 22 percent.
Contracts establish the promises, terms, expectations, and remedies of voluntary relationships. It is impossible to completely foresee all future relevant occurrences affecting performance or to fully anticipate changes in the expectations or capabilities of the parties; Contracts always have implied meanings subject to various enforceable interpretations; Enforceable contracts, except in the case of real estate, do not have to be written, and parties are subject to different recollections; By its principal-agent nature, contracts are ways in which people invest discretionary powers in others, partly because of lack of information or capability; and The parties to a contract are frequently in nonequivalent power positions.
In performance contracting, the connection between the two parties is based on expectations of specific performance as promised—i. These contracts, as cited earlier, may also be less specified.
Thus, in social contracting, trust can be impaired by performance below expectations; by performance inconsistent with the mission; by poor discretionary decisions because of being unspecified; and by withholding or misrepresenting the social capital the values, networks, goals, and norms of the nonprofit that may have induced the contract relationship.
Given the contract performance impairment, a restorative message in an ordinary performance contract based on relationship marketing may emphasize improvements in the ability to perform and meet expectations connected to the specific public needs.
However, with a charitable contract, the nonprofit has two audiences—the other party to the contract and the beneficiary public. It needs the former for financial support and the latter for involvement and acceptance. To the latter it needs to emphasize a mutual, encapsulated commitment to its mission and the congruence of its social capital its brand offering with the public need.
To the other party to the contract it also needs to emphasize its ability and willingness to perform under the contract and to make the right discretionary choices, consistent with the contract terms and objectives.Vol.7, No.3, May, Mathematical and Natural Sciences.
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