Week 11.3 Article Review

Assignment 11.3 

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Some nonprofits get much of their funding from earned income – fees for services or products for sale.  Some examples include Goodwill stores and Girl Scout cookie sales.  Review both the articles provided in the Assignments about earned income (Tait and Lapowsky) and evaluate them based on the article review template.  You can use the same review for both articles, but you must review and discuss them both.  They are very short. (Article review template is attached)


Lapowsky, I.  (2011, May).  The social entrepreneurship spectrum:  Nonprofits with earned income.  Inc.

Magazine.  Retrieved from https://www.inc.com/magazine/20110501/the-social-entrepreneurship-spectrum-nonprofits.html

Tait, R.  (2011, Nov 7).  The importance of earned income in your funding model.  Stanford Social Innovation

Review.  Retrieved from http://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_importance_of_earned_income_in_your_funding_model


Use this format as a template for structuring Article Reviews.

Use the categories in this template as subheadings in your Article Review.

Include a reference list at the end of the article review for other works cited. All references and citations will be double spaced. However, you may single or double space the sections of the review.

Submit the assignment as MS Word document attachment to the appropriate Article Review Discussion Board or Assignment link.

Respond and comment to a minimum of 2 other article reviews.

Article Reference (10pts)

Select a scholarly article from a scholarly source. Begin the review with the article reference – formatted in APA – as in the example below:

Martins, L., Eddleston, K.A., & Veiga, J. F. (2002). Moderators of the relationship between work-family conflict and career satisfaction. Academy of Management Journal, 45(2), 399-409.

Summary (20pts)

The article should be summarized (in your own words) in 2-3 paragraphs, focusing on the author’s main points.What was the purpose of the study? Describe the theoretical model or framework used in the article. Review readings, videos, and other resources on how to understand the organizational sciences literature. Define terms and concepts. Describe the methodology. Was the study conducted using quantitative or qualitative methods? Who participated in the study? Were there any significant findings?

Critique (20pts)

In 2-3 paragraphs, explain how this article impacted your understanding of the research topic. Did this article reinforce or contradict the readings and discussion you have been exposed to thus far on this topic? Be specific and cite additional sources such as course texts and articles. Include references of the additional sources at the end of the article review.

Application (30pts)

In 2-3 paragraphs, discuss how you will apply what you have learned from the article. How will information from the article change the way you approach a situation, project, or discussion related to this topic at work? Be specific.

APA Formatting (10pts)

Use proper APA formatting for references and citations. Include a reference list at the end of the review for any other works cited.

Scholarly Dialog (10pts)

Provide responses for at least 2 colleague posts. Responses should include developmental feedback, additional information, or follow up questions.