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The Public Manager

To Partner or Not to Partner, That Is a Public Manager Question

Monday, September 15, 2014

Public managers may need to rely on little-known nonprofit partners for certain areas of service delivery. Here is a tool to evaluate potential partners.

Public managers are facing smaller budgets while their programming goals have remained the same. One of the consequences of this trend has been a growing reliance on nonprofit organizations as partners in many areas of service delivery, thus creating what some may call a "hollow state."

While there has been ample scholarly discussio

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