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Master of Science (MS)
In this research, a case study approach incorporating multiple data sources was used to describe the situation facing the Brookings Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. This nonprofit fraternal organization has two interests it must consider, with the lodge completing charitable works in the community and the club serving as a social gathering place for members. Without participating members, the club has no business and few charitable works can be completed in the community. Declining membership and declining participation among the current members, in addition to substantial debentures, has prompted the organization to assess its strategic position. The researcher's findings suggest the need for turnaround strategies and diversification (concentric and horizontal). If the organization's financial situation does not improve, the long-term outlook is divestiture or liquidation.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Elks (Fraternal order). Lodge No. 1490 (Brookings, S.D.) -- Case studies
South Dakota State University
Hansen, Tonya Jo, "Strategic Analysis: A Case Study of the Brookings Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks" (1999). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5927.