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Found 19 cases in the category Fundraising and Development

  1. This case illuminates issues associated with the replication of nonprofit organizations and their affiliation in larger structures. The rapid success of SVP Seattle invited its replication in other cities and soon brought the question of establishing a national structure into serious consideration. The case can be used to examine the role of a "model" organization in supporting replication and to explore the critical importance of mission and values in organizational development and growth.

    Nonprofit and NGO
  2. SOTRA was created at the request of the Ivorian government on December 16, 1960 with a public-private concession agreement shortly after Côte d'Ivoire’s independence from France. It is the only organized and formal public transport company serving Cote d’Ivoire’s industrial center, Abidjan, with its network of large buses and water buses which primarily provide ‘urban service’ and cross-lagoon transit.

  3. This case can be used to help students learn about the politics of tax initiatives as a tool for funding important community projects.

  4. This case demonstrates most clearly the challenges to starting and sustaining a collaborative partnership. By examining the different steps that the Eight Neighbors partnership has taken between September 2008 and August 2010, this case also highlights the potential benefits and challenges to tackling community-wide issues with an approach that involves different sectors and a diverse set of stakeholders.

  5. This A and B case sequence traces the development of a nonprofit organization aimed at serving recent Hispanic immigrants in gaining access to day labor and staying out of immigration trouble. Resented in the neighborhood where their job seeking informally took root, the case sequence describes how the Executive Director and key board members worked through internal and external barriers in order to reduce the opposition and establish a presence in this rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Seattle.

  6. By highlighting the complex behavioral dynamics of a struggling nonprofit board of directors, this case serves well to provoke class discussion about effective governance in nonprofit organizations.

    Nonprofit and NGO
  7. South Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) annually engages 5,000 low and moderate-income residents in the economic development of their gentrifying neighborhoods. FAC is a community development corporation that goes beyond traditional housing development. Its programs are national models for partnering with community residents to create affordable housing and living-wage employment, form community benefit agreements with developers, and enable individuals returning from prison to rejoin society.

  8. Ruth Wise and her colleagues have put their formerly disenfranchised neighborhood on the map. Through engaging community residents, buying property and creating sophisticated financial negotiations, they have brought long-sought sewers and home ownership to residents of New Road. Begun in 1992, the organization embraces the following approaches:

  9. This is a case about state and local government, where major problems in providing medical services through a county hospital to inmates of a state prison have prompted a review of the process. Susceptible to analysis by Total Quality Management principles or by other more straightforward analysis, the case discussion allows exploration of how the local and state institutions can work better together and across their own departments to save significant time and money.

  10. This case is designed to document the main leadership decisions made in the life of a nonprofit founded to provide safe haven for Hispanic women experiencing domestic violence. It illustrates how leaders can develop "bicultural" organizations that both compete effectively for mainstream public and private resources and create new managerial and program principles based on the values of an ethnic community.