Kimberly Wiley, PhD: Researching Nonprofits

Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Sciences

Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

University of Florida

Comprehensive list of publications

Strengthening Nonprofits in Crisis

Beginning in 2015, the state of Illinois did not pass a state budget for 736 days. Many nonprofits with state contracts did not get paid during this period, even though they still were contractually obligated to deliver services to the public. Drs. Kimberly Wiley, Elizabeth Searing, and Sarah Young spoke with 31 human service nonprofits how they survived the Illinois budget impasse. We explored the effects of this event on nonprofit organizations through the lens of public policy and public administration.


2022 Best Paper Award, American Society of Public Administrators, Section on Nonprofits for Resiliency Tactics during Financial Crisis: The Nonprofit Resiliency Framework

Papers and Chapter

Searing, E., K. Wiley, and S. Young. 2021. Resiliency Tactics during Financial Crisis: The Nonprofit Resiliency Framework Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Wiley, K. E. Searing, and S. Young. 2021. The Utility of the Advocacy Coalition Framework in a Regional Budget Crisis. Public Policy and Administration. 36(3).

Young, S.L., K. Wiley, and E. Searing. 2020. “Squandered in Real Time”: How Public Management Theory Underestimated the Public Administration–Politics Dichotomy. The American Review of Public Administration. 50/6-7: 480-488.

Young, S.L., K. Wiley, and E. Searing. 2019. When Politics and Public Administration Collide: The Impact On Human Service Delivery. Illinois Municipal Policy Journal. 4/1: 103-120.

Stull, J., S.E. Young, Elizabeth Searing, and Kimberly Wiley. 2022. The Public Administration-Politics Dichotomy. In Encyclopedia for Public Management. Edward Elgar. In Press.


Harrison, T. (2021, February 22). Is Your Nonprofit Resilient? Three Questions Board Members and Executives Should Ask. Drexel LeBow University College of Business News.

Young, S., Wiley, K., & Searing, E. (2020, August 12). Chaos amidst the COVID-19 crisis: When politics topples public management. 3 Streams.

Young, S., Wiley, K., & Searing, E. A. M. (2020, April 6). Voices from the Field: Tangible, Timely Tactics for Nonprofits during Crises. Nonprofit Quarterly.

Invited Talks

Searing, E. (2021, January). A Framework for Nonprofit Resiliency: Lessons from Illinois. Presented at the LEADCC21 Conference. Online.

Young, S. (2020, October) Tangible and Timely Tactics for Nonprofits to Thrive During Crisis: Lessons Learned from the Field. Presented at the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence. Online.

Strengthening Nonprofits Serving People in Crisis


Wiley, K. 2021. Leveraging Political Resources: Applying the Advocacy Coalition Framework to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Nonprofit Policy Forum. 0(0).

Wiley, K. 2020. Implementing Domestic Violence Policy: When Accountability Trumps Mission. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work. 35/4: 533-551.

Wiley, K. and F. Berry. 2018. Compassionate Bureaucracy: Assuming the Administrative Burden of Policy Implementation. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 47/4S: 55S-75S.


Wylie, M. (2019, February 20). How to Start a Nonprofit Organization: Step-by-Step Guide. LendingTree.

Fox, M. (2013, August 1). “Most of the sex ... was consensual”: Castro’s blame-the-victim act all too familiar, abuse experts say. NBC News.

Wiley, K. (2011) Position on Credentialing Domestic Violence Advocates. Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Wiley, K. (2009). Domestic Violence and Disabilities: Assistive Technology and Safety Training. Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled, 12(04).