An analysis of nonprofit board interlock networks
Author(s)Li, Kevin Matthew.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
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Nonprofits are a key element of civic infrastructure in cities, creating social capital through their networked relations with each other. One such network is that of board interlocks, which occur when people serve on multiple boards of directors. In this thesis, I investigate the structures of these board interlock networks and how they relate to their local communities. I gather names of nonprofit board members from the Internal Revenue Service's form 990 filings, and graph networks for each city in the United States. I find evidence for greater community social capital in more distributed and less concentrated networks.
Thesis: M.C.P., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, February, 2020Cataloged from student-submitted PDF of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-46).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Urban Studies and Planning.