Title Partnerships the Nonprofit Way
Subtitle What Matters, What Doesn’t
Author Stuart C. Mendel, Jeffrey L. Brudney
ISBN 9780253032614
List price GBP 29.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 240
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Indiana University Press (Combined Academic Publishers)
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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“Collabortion is the lifeblood of the nonprofit sector. Yet the literature is strangely neglectful of nonprofits’ critical roles and perspectives in all kinds of cross-sector partnerships involving business, government and nonprofit organizations. No longer. This richly empirical study by Stuart C. Mendel and Jeffrey L. Brudney shines a bright and broad light on the factors that allow nonprofits and their partners to succeed in their collaborative endeavors.”

—Dennis R. Young, editor of Financing Nonprofits: Putting Theory into Practice


Collaboration and partnership are well-known characteristics of the nonprofit sector, as well as important tools of public policy and for creating public value. But how do nonprofits form successful partnerships? From the perspective of nonprofit practice, the conditions leading to collaboration and partnership are seldom ideal. Nonprofit executives contemplating interorganizational cooperation, collaboration, networks, partnership, and merger face a bewildering array of challenges.

In Partnerships the Nonprofit Way: What Matters, What Doesn’t, the authors share the success and failures of 52 nonprofit leaders. By depicting and contextualizing nonprofit organization characteristics and practices that make collaboration successful, the authors propose new theory and partnership principles that challenge conventional concepts centered on contractual fulfillment and accountability, and provide practical advice that can assist nonprofit leaders and others in creating and sustaining strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships of their own.



A Note on Quoted Material

Introduction: Why This Book?

Chapter 1: Summing Up, Summing Down: A Review of the Literature on Partnership

Chapter 2: Nonpro?t Partnerships: The Gold Standard

Chapter 3: The Point of Partnering

Chapter 4: Good to Great: Recognizing the Signs of High-Quality Partnerships

Chapter 5: Nonpro?t Partnerships by Subsector

Chapter 6: Grant Makers’ Partnership Practices

Chapter 7: Toward Nonpro?t Theory: Collaboration as a Way of (Work) Life


About the Authors:

Stuart C. Mendel is the first Fellow appointed by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, editor (with Susan Cruise) of the Journal of Ideology and Associate Editor for Acquisitions for the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. He served for twenty years as Assistant Dean and Director of the Center for Nonprofit Policy and Practice at Cleveland State University. He is author of Mediating Organizations, Private Government, and Civil Society: Disinvestment Through the Preservation of Wealth in Cleveland, Ohio (1950-1990) and The Essential Fundraising Guide for Deans and Directors in Higher Education.

Jeffery L. Brudney is the Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His publications include Fostering Volunteer Programs in the Public Sector: Planning, Initiating, and Managing Voluntary Activities. He directed the film, Building a Better Wilmington: Giving and Volunteering in the Port City, which was screened at the Cucalorus Film Festival.

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