Each case uses a consistent framework that allows the reader to easily navigate them and make comparisons. Concluding Lessons Learned chapter provides a summary of the themes that emerge from the cases and gives the reader an outline of the practical dimensions involved in carrying out nonprofit innovations. Profiles an array of innovative nonprofit organizations from around the world that provides the reader with a balanced picture of the sector and show commonalities between cases that come from different countries, regions, and fields. Discussion questions at the end of each case ask the reader to reflect and analyze the innovation as well think creatively and initiate successful innovations themselves.

Overcoming Constraints in the U.S. Human Services System: How New York City Uses Collaboration to Encourage Innovation

Overcoming constraints in the U.S. human services system: How new york city uses collaboration to encourage innovation
Lauren A. Miltenberger


Under the framework of devolution, privatization, and contracting out, the work of nonprofit and government administrators has become more and more deeply intertwined in recent years. The trend of government contracting out public services to nonprofits has risen alongside the rising recognition of the potent value of nonprofits’ familiarity with local knowledge. This has prompted massive expansion in the use of contracting, vouchers, and other collaborative service arrangements that reach across into the nonprofit realm. This is especially the case in the social services, ...

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