How Does NGO Partnering Change Over Time? A Longitudinal Examination of Factors That Influence NGO Partner Selection

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Ahead of Print. Scholars suggest three partnering strategies that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) can use to pursue strategic relationships in civil society networks: (a) the development of overlapping ties associated with network closure, (b) adopting an intermediary role between two disconnected organizations associated with brokerage, and (c) complying with the match-making demands of third-party organizations. Collaborative relationships among 489 NGOs were examined over a 14-year period (1990-2004) to determine which of these strategies NGOs use and when. The network demonstrated a strong preference for closure at the beginning of the observation period, after which time partnerships settled into a more stable pattern of intra-sector collaboration after 1996. Brokerage and constrained-choice strategies were not prevalent at any point over the observation period. Results are discussed in terms of network evolution and implications of the observed NGO preferences for closure. The potential benefits of emergent stability are also discussed.

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The Good Exchange launches additional features for the charitable grant making community

New functionality includes CRM data sharing and WhatsApp integrationNewbury, 6th June 2019 – Not-for-profit, charity-owned on-line matching platform, The Good Exchange, has today announced significant updates to its online charitable giving solution, providing the ability to share the information its single application form gathers from charitable causes seeking funding with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems utilised by funders to manage their grant making processes. Additional new functionality includes integration with WhatsApp, allowing users to add…

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New clinic brings affordable homeopathy to Liverpool

A new clinic offering low-cost homeopathic treatment will open in Liverpool city centre this Wednesday, 24th April. Liverpool Homeopathy is a partnership between two charities – the British Homeopathic Association and the North West Friends of Homeopathy – and will based at the Liverpool Medical Institution on Mount Pleasant. The clinic, staffed by a team of three highly experienced homeopaths Dr Hugh Nielsen, Emma McEvoy and Robin Grenfell Cowan, will run on Wednesday mornings. Cristal…

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County Durham Community Foundation takes a collaborative approach to supporting local youth groups, in partnership with The Good Exchange

North East-based grant-maker calls on local charitable organisations, donors and funders to work together via the platformNewbury, 20th MARCH 2019 – Not-for-profit cloud platform, The Good Exchange, has today announced the latest funder to be added to its platform: County Durham Community Foundation (Foundation). The Foundation is an independent grant-making charity, providing grants that make a genuine difference to the lives of local people. The Foundation manages charitable trusts donated by local individuals, families, businesses…

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Book Review: The social enterprise zoo: A guide for perplexed scholars, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, leaders, investors and policymakers by Young, D. R., Searing, E. A. M., & Brewer, C. V. (Eds.)

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Financial & Societal Pressures Driving Rise in Grant Applications, Say Charity Grant-Makers, Yet Digital Skills Gap & Legacy Processes Hampering Efforts

Commissioned by The Good Exchange, Vanson Bourne surveyed charitable grant-makers and applicants on the current grant application landscape, finding hundreds of hours are being spent completing application forms per year, when just two in five are successfulNewbury, March 6, 2019 – Not-for-profit cloud platform, The Good Exchange, has today announced the results of new research ‘Technology in the Charitable Sector’, into the current grant application and distribution landscape. The findings have revealed significant levels of…

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