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Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Collaborations: New Thinking & Practice New Thinking & Practice von Austin, James E. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.02.2014
  • Verlag: Jossey-Bass
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Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Collaborations: New Thinking & Practice

Collaboration between nonprofits and businesses is a necessary component of strategy and operations. Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Collaborations: New Thinking & Practice provides breakthrough thinking about how to conceptualize and realize collaborative value. With over a hundred case examples from around the globe and hundreds of literature references, the book reveals how collaboration between businesses and nonprofit organizations can most effectively co-create significant economic, social, and environmental value for society, organizations, and individuals. This essential resource features the ground-breaking Collaborative Value Creation framework that can be used for analyzing the sources, forms, and processes of value creation in partnerships between businesses and nonprofits. The book is a step-by-step guide for business managers and non-profit practitioners for achieving successful cross-sector partnerships. It examines the key dimensions of the Collaborative Mindset that shape each partner's collaborative efforts. It analyzes the drivers of partnership evolution along the Collaboration Continuum, and sets forth the key pathways in the Collaboration Process Value Chain. The book concludes by offering Twelve Smart Practices of Collaborative Value Creation for the design and management of cross sector partnerships. The book will empower organizations to strategically increase the potential for value creation both for the partners and society. Praise for Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Collaborations: New Thinking & Practice! 'This is a playbook for enabling business and nonprofits to co-create shared value. These new types of collaborations about creating value, rather than the tense standoffs of the past, are part of the way we will create actual solutions to society's challenges.' Michael J. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School 'Co-creating value is a powerful concept Jim Austin and May Seitanidi are sharing with us that will bring business and non-profit leaders to a new level of understanding and performance. This new book is the indispensable guidebook for leaders of the future.' Frances Hesselbein, Founding President and CEO of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, Former CEO of the Girl Scouts of America, and Holder of Presidential Medal of Freedom ' I love the book! While it focuses on 'cross sector' collaboration, it should be read by every executive in the 'for-profit' sector. Business is about how to collaborate with stakeholders to create value. This book tells you how to do it. Bravo!' R. Edward Freeman, University Professor and Olsson Professor The Darden School University of Virginia 'Finally a book that demystifies what is probably the single most indispensable strategy for advancing social change: cross sector collaboration that creates genuine, measurable value for all. The book is an original and valuable resource for both the nonprofit and business sectors, providing a promising new roadmap that shows how to go beyond fighting for one's share of the pie, to collaboration that actually makes the pie grow.' Billy Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength and Chairman of Community Wealth Ventures ' Professors Austin and Seitanidi provide essential guidance for managers determining how to produce benefits for their organizations and high impact for society. This is an informed, thoughtful, and practical analysis .' Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School and author of SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth and Social Good James E. Austin is the Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School. He is one of the pioneering researchers and authors in the field of nonprofit-business alliances and the author of the award-winning The Collaboration Challenge . Austin has provided advisor


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    Erscheinungsdatum: 10.02.2014
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781118824429
    Verlag: Jossey-Bass
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Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Collaborations: New Thinking & Practice

Chapter One

Collaboration: It's All about Creating Value

Businesses and nonprofits collaborate mainly to create new value for themselves or others. Collaboration between these two sectors is now widespread and growing. The strategic question no longer is whether to collaborate but rather how to co-create more value for organizations, individuals, and society. Yet we still lack understanding of where value comes from, how it is generated, what forms it takes, and who benefits. To deepen our comprehension and management of these critical issues for practitioners and academics, this book elaborates the Collaborative Value Creation (CVC) Framework . The framework provides a theoretically informed and practice-based approach to analyzing and creating greater collaborative value.
The Rising Importance of Collaboration

Over the past three decades, the perceived value of collaboration has vastly increased partnering between businesses and nonprofits. As of 2011, 96 percent of the world's 257 largest nonfinancial enterprises were engaged, on average, in eighteen cross-sector partnerships. 1 In 2010, 78 percent of 766 surveyed CEOs in 100 countries confirmed that collaborations "are now a critical element of their approach to sustainability issues" and that they "believe that companies should engage in industry collaborations and multi-stakeholder partnerships to address development goals." 2 The perceived importance is mutual, and the partnering widespread: another 2010 survey revealed that 87 percent of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and 96 percent of businesses consider partnerships with each other important, and that most are engaged in eleven to fifty or more partnerships. 3 A supporting 2012 survey in California of small and midsized organizations found that 74 percent of the nonprofits and 88 percent of the companies were partnering, with over 50 percent of both having more than five partnerships. 4 In Brazil, a study of major businesses revealed that 95 percent partnered with NGOs and made social investments of about $850 million. 5 In Mexico, 61 percent of the nonprofits surveyed collaborated with businesses. 6 A survey of the top 500 firms in Holland showed that 70.1 percent have active relationships with nonprofits. 7 Academic research has amply confirmed that cross-sector partnering is considered essential to implementing strategies for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and to achieving nonprofits' social missions. 8 Furthermore, it is important to note that collaboration is not size-dependent. It occurs with organizations big and small, and the principles of value creation set forth in this book are applicable to all. In the twenty-first century, cross-sector collaboration constitutes a major leadership challenge across organizations and around the globe.

The growing complexities and magnitude of the economic, social, and environmental problems faced by societies across the planet exceed the capacities of individual organizations. A McKinsey & Company survey of 391 CEOs revealed 95 percent as reporting that, over the previous five years, society had increasingly been expecting businesses to assume greater public responsibilities, and the study's authors point to "the dawn of a new era in corporate innovation and experimentation, when new partnerships and standards will emerge, when new, more transparent measures will better reflect the full costs of doing business, and when greater private participation in the delivery of public goods and services will change companies' roles in society." 9 In addition, the number of nonprofit organizations has grown explosively, and the United Nations has estimated that

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