Gonnie Park

Gowun “Gonnie” Park is a Ph.D. candidate at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington. Her research explores how nonprofit organizations respond to internal and external demands to ensure their sustainability while maintaining and proving their civic identity in the political, social, and community fabric. Particularly, she has been working on three lines of research: 1) the effect of institutional, environmental, and organizational factors on nonprofits’ financial outcomes, 2) the adoption of accountability systems in the nonprofit sector, and 3) the organizational and societal conditions under which nonprofits promote civic engagement and democratic values in the contemporary society.