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ERIC Number: ED503157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Strengthening Out-of-School Time Nonprofits. The Role of Foundations in Building Organizational Capacity
Weiss, Heather B.; Little, Priscilla M. D.
Wallace Foundation
Heather B. Weiss and Priscilla D. Little of the Harvard Family Research Project suggest seven possible approaches to strengthening OST (Out-of-School) organizations, including methods to ensure that OST providers become stronger partners with other groups and more adept advocates for their field. Strategies discussed include: (1) Cultivate Adaptive Leadership in OST Nonprofits; (2) Build and Maintain Networks; (3) Develop Effective Workforce Solutions; (4) Build Capacity to Benchmark for Learning and Adaptation; (5) Fund a Study on the Costs of Developing Organizational Capacity; (6) Establish a Capacity-Building Innovation Fund; and (7) Convene to Position OST Nonprofits to be "Forces for Good" in the New Learning Context. (Contains 22 footnotes, 4 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wallace Foundation
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A