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Allston - Brighton Community Development Corporation, Brighton, MA Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA Boston Natural Areas Network, Boston, MA City of Boston/Parks Department Charles River Conservancy Classic Communications Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition EarthWorks Franklin Park Coalition JP Trees
Urban Ecology Institute USDA Forest Service Charles River Watershep Association Girls Get Connected Collaborative
Type of Collaboration
Joint Programming - Involving or building on existing programs / services Joint Programming - Creation of a new program or service
Collaboration Focus Area
Year collaboration was established
Collaboration Prize Year
Goals Sought Through Collaboration
Improve the quality of services / programs Improve programmatic outcomes Serve more and/or different clients / audiences
Circumstances Prompting Collaboration
Community leader(s) / organization(s)
Nature of Funder Involvement
Number of Participating Organizations
Were Partners Added or Dropped?
Coordinating agency, with one or more staff dedicated to the collaboration
Achieving shared vision Internal and external communication Coordination / integration of programs & services Reaching agreement in marketing / branding Defining and measuring success
Organizational Efficiencies and Effectiveness
Greater ability to allocate resources to areas of need Financial savings - Consolidation of management / administration Financial savings - Coordination / consolidation of programming Financial savings - Shared development function Fund development - Successful capital campaign Improved marketing and communications, public relations and outreach
Previously unmet community need now being addressed Stronger / more effective "voice" Greater coordination of services (less overlap, duplication, fragmentation) Improved programmatic outcomes Increased collaboration with / among other community organizations (beyond the scope of the original collaboration) Collaboration has served as a model for others