Factors influencing involvement of women in strategic planning in non-governmental organizations in Nairobi
The objectives of this study was to identify the extent of influence of educational qualifications, experience, social cultural factors and organization policies have on involvement of women in strategic planning at Non-Governmental Organization in Nairobi. A descriptive survey design was used in this research. The target population of the study was 200 employees who were employed by International Non-Governmental Organization operating in Nairobi. Factor Analysis Stratified random sampling was done to staff in the strata of senior management, middle management and senior officers. The respondents were finally identified using simple random sampling. To collect data and information from the sampled respondents, a questionnaire was used. The data was analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) and Microsoft excel. The findings of the study show that Experience and Organization Policies are very significant factors influencing involvement of women in strategic planning for Non-Governmental Organization in Nairobi. The study found out that there is a strong significant relationship between Experience and Organization Policies and involvement of women in strategic planning for non-governmental organization in Nairobi, with a unit increase in Experience would lead to increase in involvement of women in strategic planning level by a factor of 0.862, and a unit increase in Organization Policies would lead to increase in involvement of women in strategic planning level by factors of 0.839. The study recommended for further research at not-profit organization. Given that this study only covered the factors influencing involvement of women in strategic planning processes for Non-governmental organization in Nairobi, other studies need to be done on not-profit organization such as government organizations in Kenya.
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