Date of Graduation

Spring 5-20-2023

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA)


School of Management

First Advisor

Dr. Richard Greggory Johnson III


Since the scale-up of HIV/AIDS prevention evidence-based interventions (EBIs) has not been simple in nonprofit settings, it is crucial to examine processes that occur in the translation of the EBIs into practice that affect successful implementation through the lens of nonprofit principles and practices. This paper examines the facilitators and barriers to effective scale-up of evidence-based HIV prevention and treatment services for nonprofit health organizations that serve Black men who have sex with men (MSM). I interviewed nonprofit health organizations (n = 4) engaged in the global response to end the HIV epidemic, specifically those who provide HIV prevention and treatment services for Black MSM between the ages of 18 and 50. The expert interviews assessed facilitators and barriers to HIV prevention and the perceived importance of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goal. Based on the findings, I advocate and recommend creating a new model for an improved nonprofit structure that supports partnership, learning collaboratives, and best practices and research for Black MSM.