Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Darcy Ashman


In the era of federal funding cut-backs, non-profits are being forced to streamline efforts and become more accountable. In order to meet the increasing demand for social services while facing decreased funding from traditional government and foundation sources, service providers are realizing the need to join together to form collaborations. Through collaborations service providers can network with each other to share ideas and build a stronger voice. It is generally thought that through collaborative efforts service providers can improve their efficiency and effectiveness and better meet the growing needs of their clients. But how do coalitions know that their existence really does make a difference?


Business Administration, Management, and Operations