OM Forum┬┐Challenges and Strategies in Managing Nonprofit Operations: An Operations Management Perspective Articles uri icon

publication date

  • September 2020

start page

  • 869

end page

  • 1106


  • 5


  • 22

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-4614

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-5498


  • The operations management (OM) community is paying increasing attention to the analysis of nonprofit operations. However, what is it about this type of operation that makes it particularly interesting to OM scholars? We address this question by studying the objectives, actors, and main activities of nonprofit operations and the most common challenges they face. In addition, we suggest tactical and operational strategies to address these challenges by considering works in the for-profit sector and in different applied areas. The ultimate goal of this paper is to inspire and stimulate OM researchers to develop significant theoretical and empirical models in this novel stream of literature.


  • non profit operations; operations management; challenges; tools and strategies