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Partnering with Purpose: A Guide to Strategic Partnership Development for Libraries and Other Organizations
     

Partnering with Purpose: A Guide to Strategic Partnership Development for Libraries and Other Organizations

by Janet L. Crowther, Barry Trott
 

ISBN-10: 1591580900

ISBN-13: 9781591580904

Pub. Date: 10/30/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Learn how to maximize your library's resources, gain access to more resources in your community, promote services, and reach new segments of the population through partnerships—with businesses, with schools, with other nonprofit organizations. Drawing on their experiences in developing successful partnerships with a variety of organizations, these authors show

Overview

Learn how to maximize your library's resources, gain access to more resources in your community, promote services, and reach new segments of the population through partnerships—with businesses, with schools, with other nonprofit organizations. Drawing on their experiences in developing successful partnerships with a variety of organizations, these authors show you how to go about creating productive and mutually beneficial community partnerships. They also explain how to avoid some of the common partnership pitfalls along the way. Based on what has become widely known as the WRL model, the guide begins with the rationale for partnerships and the organizational library structures needed; and then shows you how and with whom to form partnerships, how to handle challenges that may arise, how to meet partners, and how to create and maintain mechanisms for tracking and evaluating partnerships. The authors use the analogy of courtship to clarify the various phases of partnership development: glances, dating, engagement, and marriage. Brimming with samples and reproducible forms, this practical hands-on guide contains everything you need to get started on the partnership path.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591580904
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

What Is Partnering?

The WRL Model for Partnering

Internal Foundations for Partnership Development

Setting Up the Internal Structure for Partnering

Forming a Partnership

Letters of Agreement

Evaluating Partnerships

Partnership Management

Partnership Problems

Conclusions

Bibliography

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