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The value added by the communities for children program's facilitating partner process

Third Sector Review
Volume 19 Issue 2 (2013)

Abstract: This study explored the value added by the facilitating partner process within the Communities for Children program. Facilitating partners are those lead non-profit organisations funded by government to act as relational contractors of, and as capacity-builders to, service-provider organisations within an area. The study used a rapid assessment group exercise to collect and rank statements of value added. Natural gatherings of committee members and community partners were accessed during 2011, with a total of 55 respondents. A thematic analysis process was used to create clusters of such statements and a story was created for each cluster. The facilitating partner process was perceived to add value because it allowed meso-level planning, increased organisational capital and fostered a community of practice. The uses of the findings of this study are fourfold: collective consciousness-raising among stakeholders; immediate feedback on performance for facilitating partners; further conceptualisation of a facilitating partner practice model; and contribution to the literature on lead organisations.

To cite this article: Earles, Wendy. The value added by the communities for children program's facilitating partner process [online]. Third Sector Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2013: 79-97. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=855386367099402;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1323-9163. [cited 23 May 17].

Personal Author: Earles, Wendy; Source: Third Sector Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2013: 79-97 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1323-9163 Subject: Value added; Nonprofit organizations--Finance; Children--Services for; Public administration; Nonprofit organizations--Government policy; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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