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  • Author(s)James E. Austin / M. May Seitanidi
  • Edition1
  • Published21st February 2014
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
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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

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

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.

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

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