development models, interagency collaboration, mergers, nonprofit administration, planned giving
For at least the past decade, the social service sector has been pressed by external forces to develop models of interagency collaboration. While many organizations use strategic partnerships, joint service delivery models, and even mergers to remain viable in climates of competition, few agencies have explored the possible rewards of sharing development and fundraising tasks. This article examines an innovative collaborative fundraising entity forged by three child welfare organizations in the New York City area. The authors conducted structured interviews with key stakeholders at each of the three agencies to describe the model as implemented by the agencies as well as begin to identify the organizational and executive characteristics that may make such models successful. The article concludes with a discussion of recommendations and suggestions for organizations interested in pursuing similar collective efforts, in addition to providing areas of consideration for agency executives.
Administration in Social Work
Goldkind, Lauri and Pardasani, Manoj, "More Than the Sum of Its Parts: An Innovative Organizational Collaboration Model" (2012). Social Service Faculty Publications. 14.
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