Partners: Community Organizations
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The Best of Both: Community Colleges and Community Based Organizations Partner to Better Serve Low-Income Workers and Employers
B. Roberts, Public/Private Ventures, Working Ventures, 2002
Examines partnerships between community colleges and community-based organizations to understand their structure, challenges, and success in helping low-income people secure and sustain meaningful employment.
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Collaboration Framework: Addressing Community Capacity
The National Network for Collaboration, 1995
Supports collaboration among universities and community-based programs with a framework for collaboration and a thorough analysis of outcomes and impact measures. Examines several factors that affect outcomes, such as leadership, communication, community development, sustainability, political climate, and resources.
Echoes from the Field: Proven Capacity-Building Principles for Nonprofits
The Environmental Support Center and Innovation Network, Inc.
Offers nine principles for nonprofit organizations, funders, and providers that want to collaborate in order to build their capacity to serve clients.
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Independent Sector's Three Sector Initiative
Project examines changing roles and relationships among government, business, and nonprofit sectors. Partnership produced several reports, among them Changing Roles, Changing Relationships: The New Challenge for Business, Nonprofit Organizations, and Government, and Working Better Together: How Government, Business and Nonprofit Organizations Can Achieve Public Purposes Through Cross-Sector Collaboration, Alliances and Partnerships.
Meeting the Collaboration Challenge Workbook: Developing Strategic Alliances Between Nonprofit Organizations and Businesses
The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, 2002
Step-by-step instructions for nonprofit groups to build alliances with businesses. Strategies are also relevant to other organizations interested in collaborating with businesses. Suggests a four-phase process to help organizations prepare, plan, develop, or renew business alliances. Workbook was designed to be used in conjunction with the James Austin book, The Collaboration Challenge and a related video.
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Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)
The Aspen Institute
Houses the Non-profit Sector Strategy Group (NSSG), a forum of nonprofit, business, education, and government leaders that examined the roles and responsibilities of the nonprofit sector in society and its impact on policy, practice, and research. Publications emphasize partnerships among nonprofits, government, business, and faith-based organizations. Reports relevant to adult education include The Nonprofit Sector and Business: New Visions, New Opportunities, New Challenges, The Nonprofit Sector and Government: Clarifying the Relationship, and Religious Organizations and Government.
Workforce Development Case Studies
Collaborative Regional Initiatives, James Irvine Foundation
Case studies developed as part of Collaborative Regional Initiatives funded by the James Irvine Foundation. These initiatives encourage collaboration among public, private and nonprofit sectors to improve economic conditions in California. Report profiles four partnerships, describes the role of business and education in each, and highlights key results. Shares design elements and implications for other partnerships.