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Week 4 Thursday Notes

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Week 4 Thursday Notes PPPM 280

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Intro to the Nonprofit Sector
Dr. Mason

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On Thursday of week 4 we finished discussing government and nonprofit relationships
Intro to the Nonprofit Sector
Dr. Mason
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Date Created: 01/30/15
Week 4 Jan 29th 2015 Trend of partnerships between the government and the nonprofit sector will only continue to grow over time in the past 2 or 3 decades there has been pressure to decentralize to states and communities deregulate evolution and privatization is the best use of tax payer dollars goes to smaller gov political pressure to devolve and privatize social problems are becoming too big for any one organization or sector to solvepush to collaborate and work together to solve things needs to be an effort on many levels local state etc to solve problems comprehensive and holistic services case Overcoming Constraints in the US Human Services System on BB under readings facts of the case NYC 42000 nonprofits in the city 470000 of people work for the nonprofit sector 55000 contracts 15 billion of those 2200 are nonprofit organizations 4 billion dollars MOCS mayor bloomberg39s new initiative to help out nonprofit organizations in providing more of a collaborative approach to the contracting services in the city bring it all under one roof What is the paradox in the nonprofitgov relationship described in the case onprofits are connected to their communities and they are more flexible than government because they don39t have to deal with bureaucratic red tape has lots of red tape and is more distant to communities paradox is that the nonprofit is just the puppet for the gov to do their workthe nonprofits strengths get lost in the red tape of the gov group activity what are the challenges in nonprofitgov contracting in NY 11 agencies each had their own process for RFPs in submitting applications RFPsrequest for proposalsubmit your bid created in a vacuum without any consultation with the nonprofit sector about the best way to solve these problems policy requirementsno space for innovation have to follow all the regulations saw all the nonprofits as vendors just like trash collectors didnt see them as partners in solving the city s problems a way to fix that was through MOCS what were some of NY solutions HHS accelerator provided one place for nonprofits to submit their information and applications for RFP had a standard contract for all agencies all of these allowed more nonprofits to be involved set up new collaborative structures to communicate better take corrective action instead of cancelling a contract concept papers aowed new ideas to come into the conversation heps support innovation we ask our gov to innovate but we are not willing to take the consequences of risk that comes with it many ways in which nonprofits interact with gov contracting grants third party payments writing a check so people have choice in where they get the help they need vouchers taxdeductions and tax exemptions joint ventures publicprivate partnerships privatization advocacy Nonprofits are under growing competition with For profitsprivate companies and firms moving into nonprofit turf educationelementary to collegecharter schools running on a contract basically just another schools system like the private school system magnet schools etc charter schools are not held to the same requirements as public schoolsteachers are almost never unionized customer servicestheir money is coming from the gov not the customers dont necessarily care if their customers are satisfied for profits are efficient corporations and for profits are innovative and can work through their risk failures obbying profit motive have access to additional capital can grow rapidly Healthcarehuman services Other nonprofits Other gov agencies by including them it helps grow a market Notes are taken from lectures by Professor Dyana Mason Some sentences are copied directly from lecture slides available on Blackboard Further analysis of lecture materials are of my own thoughts and considerations and include what is discussed by the class


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