Merging for Survival: An Innovative Collaboration Effort, One Year Later.
Goldkind, Lauri. Pardasani, Manoj. Marmo, Suzanne.
Administration in Social Work
Vol. 37, No. 2 , p. 199-212
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Nonprofit human services providers are struggling to meet increasing demands for services with diminished budgetary resources. This study returns to a unique collaborative fundraising model one year later in order to assess the progress toward successful joint fundraising a year after an initial study of the partnership was completed. Key stakeholders from the two remaining partner agencies were interviewed using a semi-structured interview protocol. Two major themes arose from examining the data: the primacy of relationships in building a successful collaboration and the importance of sustainability and accountability to the well-being of the new organization. The authors discuss practice implications as well as important considerations for other leaders considering the implementation of such a model. (Author abstract)
nonprofit organizations; interagency collaboration; models