United Way and university partnerships in community-wide human services planning and plan implementation: The case of Lincoln/Lancaster county, Nebraska

Alan Tomkins, Nancy Shank, Darcy Tromanhauser, Sandy Rupp, Robin Mahoney

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Abstract

Given the similar interests of United Way organizations and universities in planning, implementation, and evaluation of human services, the two social institutions could be extensively and effectively partnering with one another. However, there is little documentation that such cooperative efforts are taking place. This article describes one such collaboration in Lincoln, Nebraska. The purpose of the article is to show the potential of such collaboration to improve community-wide coordination and outcomes by following the principles of n community-engagement model, to generate more effective use of evaluative tools that can assist in developing evidence-based practices in community plannine, and to connect areas of study within the university to United Way efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-72
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Community Practice
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Civic engagement
  • Collaboration
  • Community development
  • United Way
  • University-community partnerships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration

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