Publication Date

Spring 2021


School of Business


Business Administration


Management, Nonprofit


Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Nonprofit Administration and Management


Many nonprofits desire to serve the segment of society that is helpless or in distress, and this paper seeks to demonstrate that the implementation of Lean management into nonprofit operations aids a nonprofit in accomplishing its vision of service. The goal of this essay is to combine Lean management with nonprofit operations to develop a more sustainable method of managing nonprofit operations. This essay will be written from a Christian point of view, so partnership with the Church will be considered when discussing Lean operations. Lean management is effective in reducing waste and increasing efficiency in nonprofit operations; however, only through partnership with the Church will long-term results be realized, and a nonprofit see multiplication of its relief efforts.