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Rebalancing Public Partnership: Innovative Practice Between Government and Nonprofits from Around the World

John Brothers



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28 July 2015
Business strategy; Non-profitmaking organisations; Civil service & public sector
In the US, as in many other Western economies, federal and state government is working to become more involved with the nonprofit sector; a sector in which many of the organizations are singularly ill-prepared and strategically unaligned to fulfill the new role that is being asked of them. Based on his original research, John Brothers brings together leading thought leaders from the United States and around the world by exploring the prevailing attitudes and perceptions of the nonprofit sector towards government and vice versa and provides advice and direction to help both sides of the equation towards effective collaborative working. The main themes cover the nature and implications of regulatory reform on the sector and how non-government organizations should reengineer their practices. There are also chapters on some of the hot button areas of government contracting and political advocacy. The text includes best-practice examples, case studies as well as tools and templates from across the sectors. Both sides of this emerging partnership need fast-track education on each other's capabilities, constraints and working practice. Dr Brothers' contributors provide some very valuable perspectives and insights that should inform and direct this process.
By:   John Brothers
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   612g
ISBN:   9781472433688
ISBN 10:   1472433688
Pages:   210
Publication Date:   28 July 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Brothers is the Principal of Quidoo Consulting, a consultancy firm that serves non-profit, philanthropic and government efforts throughout the US and internationally. He has trained or spoken to thousands of employees in all areas of philanthropy, public policy, capacity building and organizational development. Dr. Brothers is an Adjunct Professor in social welfare policy at Rutgers University and teaches nonprofit and philanthropic studies at New York University. He recently served as a Visiting Scholar at the Hauser Centre for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. He is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Nonprofit Management, the Chair of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and an International Advisor to CO3, an intermediary organization committed to strengthening the third sector in Northern Ireland.

Reviews for Rebalancing Public Partnership: Innovative Practice Between Government and Nonprofits from Around the World

'A perennial question for nonprofits and foundations is how best to interact with, enhance and even transform the work of government in the pursuit of social good. This new resource from Brothers et al. gets to the heart of the complexities as well as the power of relationships between governments and the nonprofit sector in a way that can yield insights for all of our work.' Kathleen P. Enright, President and CEO, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations 'Some of society's most important work takes place at the intersection of non-profits and government - from service provision to scientific research to policy innovation. And as our society evolves, so must the relationships between government and non-profits.' Jacob Harold, President & CEO, GuideStar 'This book examines the relationship between nonprofits and governments, between society and the state, in several countries and reflects on fundamental questions of political and social transformation.' Elizabeth D. Knup, China Representative, Ford Foundation 'The relationship between governments and non-profits is built on the shifting sands of political and social discourse, yet, making this relationship work is critical in supporting and sustaining resilient communities. This book provides a rare and invaluable international analysis of this important relationship and should be compulsory reading for government and non-profit leaders.' David Crosbie, Chief Executive Officer of the Community Council for Australia 'As governments at the state and federal level look for ways to strengthen the community and create jobs, one issue is paramount; the need to re-evaluate the role non-profits play in the economy. As major employers and dynamic sources of investment revenue, the time has come to move past the .com/.org divide, and roar into the future as equal partners.' Robert Egger, President, L.A. Kitchen, USA 'John Brothers does the charitable sector a great favor in undertaking his excellent walk through the history of the sector and its relationship with government. While each chapter has the distinctive imprint of the particular author, collectively they offer a comprehensive picture of the charitable sector and its complex, often troubling and always dynamic association with government in the US and around the world.' Diana Aviv, President & CEO, independent sector Rebalancing Public Partnership brings a global perspective to the interaction of governments and nonprofit organizations in the making of public policy and delivery of services. My experience in New York City was a continuous courtship of these dynamics, and this volume brings an international perspective on how this plays out with governments at all levels. Linda Gibbs, Principal, Bloomberg Associates This is a timely overview of the current relationship between the non-profit sector and government in Trinidad and Tobago. The author provides valuable reflections on how the policy, and the legal and fiscal framework, could be improved in ways that would enhance national development, which is the common goal. Mrs Zalayhar Hassanali, Former First Lady of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (1987-1997)

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