Cross-Sector Social Partnerships for Social Change: The Roles of Non-Governmental Organizations
AbstractComplex social and environmental issues call for broader collaboration across different sectors so as to instigate transformative social change. While previous scholars have emphasized the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in facilitating social change, they have not provided a nuanced assessment of NGOs’ different roles. We use the Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario (PEPSO) research partnership as a study case and explore NGO partners’ different roles in a large cross-sector social partnership (CSSP). By interviewing 12 NGO partners and 4 non-NGO partners involved in the PEPSO research partnership, our research results show that NGOs primarily have 10 roles in a CSSP. They include enabling roles such as consultant, capacity builder, analyst, and funder; coordinating roles such as broker and communicator; and facilitating roles such as initiator, leader, advocate, and monitor. These roles allow NGOs to fulfil their duties to make substantial contributions to a CSSP. View Full-Text
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Yan, X.; Lin, H.; Clarke, A. Cross-Sector Social Partnerships for Social Change: The Roles of Non-Governmental Organizations. Sustainability 2018, 10, 558.
Yan X, Lin H, Clarke A. Cross-Sector Social Partnerships for Social Change: The Roles of Non-Governmental Organizations. Sustainability. 2018; 10(2):558.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yan, Xinya; Lin, Haiying; Clarke, Amelia. 2018. "Cross-Sector Social Partnerships for Social Change: The Roles of Non-Governmental Organizations." Sustainability 10, no. 2: 558.
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