Changing relationships: how government funding models impact relationships between organisations

Baulderstone, Jo, and Earles, Wendy (2009) Changing relationships: how government funding models impact relationships between organisations. Third Sector Review, 15 (2). pp. 17-36.

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Abstract

While there is a history of government funding non-profits in Australia, the relationships between government as funder/purchaser and non-profits as providers has experienced over fifteen years of 'marketisation'. Within a growing discourse of partnership, a new funding model has emerged that positions the Federal government as funder, a lead non-profit as purchaser, and other non-profits and state and local governments as providers. In this study, existing models of market-based and partnership-based funding relationships are used to develop a frame of analysis with which to explore the experience of relationships within this new funding mode. The experiences of purchasers and providers are compared across three sites - a rural town, a regional area and a metropolitan area - to explore the impact of government funding bodies on relationships between organisations. The sites have concurrently experienced aspects of market-and partnership-based relationships, which have varied across the stages of a contracting process.

Item ID: 8645
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: contracting; partnership; nonprofits; funding models; inter-organisational; relationships
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ISSN: 1323-9163
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 01:14
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940117 Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services @ 100%
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