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Resources for Intersectoral Collaboration Courses

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Cooperation and collaboration with other local agencies, as well as the private and nonprofit sectors, can be critical in today’s era of limited resources.

The Institute, itself in collaboration with its sister nonprofit, the Cities Counties Schools Partnership, has developed a number of resources on such collaborations.  See right and below for more information.

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Tips on How to Work With Community-Based Organizations

Learn how local agencies can benefit from working with community-based organizations and suggestions for success when working with these organizations.

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Making the Most of Contractual Collaborations with Community-Based Non-Profits

Why work with community-based organizations? As resources for local agencies dwindle and the demand for services grows, public entities will out of necessity turn to other sources in the community to fill in gaps or provide for unique needs.

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Assessing a Nonprofit’s Financial Health: Understanding Form 990’s

The Internal Revenue Service requires 501(c)  nonprofit organizations to file a “Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax” on Form 990.  Prepared annually, form 990s can provide local agencies considering collaborations with nonprofits a sense of a given nonprofit’s financial health and governance practices.

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