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Boston's Urban Forestry Coalition


Collaboration Details

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Collaboration Summary

Please note that all data below was derived from the collaboration's nomination for the Collaboration Prize. None of the submitted data were independently verified for accuracy.

Partners 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
Franklin Park Coalition
JP Trees
Type of Collaboration Joint Programming - Involving or building on existing programs / services
Joint Programming - Creation of a new program or service
Geographic Scope City
Collaboration Focus Area Environment
Populations served
Year collaboration was established 2005
Collaboration Prize Year 2009
Goals Sought Through Collaboration Improve the quality of services / programs
Improve programmatic outcomes
Serve more and/or different clients / audiences
Circumstances Prompting Collaboration
Initiators Community leader(s) / organization(s)
Nature of Funder Involvement
Number of Participating Organizations >10
Were Partners Added or Dropped? Yes
Management Structure Coordinating agency, with one or more staff dedicated to the collaboration
Challenges Achieving shared vision
Internal and external communication
Coordination / integration of programs & services
Reaching agreement in marketing / branding
Defining and measuring success
Consultants NA
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
Community Impact 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
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