Maximizing the Value of Philanthropic Efforts through Planned Partnerships between the U.S. Government and Private Foundations. Implementation: Putting Plans into Action


Once a problem has been identified and a strategy to address it has been developed, implementing the strategy requires attention to concrete issues such as resources, but also to less tangible matters, such as the culture of the various stakeholder organizations. In cases where implementation will involve more intense types of interaction between the federal government and foundations, funders should consider the ways in which the collaboration itself can be supported. Depending on the situation, pooling resources may be more or less desirable. In some cases, a separate administrative or governance structure may need to be created. In all cases, it is important for public and private actors to recognize the constraints under which the various stakeholders must act.

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