Miami’s third sector alliance for community well-being

Scotney D. Evans, Catherine Raymond, Daniella Levine

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Abstract

The Problem: Traditional capacity-building approaches tend to be organizationally focused ignoring the fact that communitybased organizations learn and take action in a larger network working to promote positive community change.

Purpose: The specific aim of this paper was to outline a vision for a Third Sector Alliance to build organizational, network, and sector capacity for community well-being in Miami.

Key Points: Building a foundation for social impact requires a strategy for organizational, network, and sector capacity building. Organizational, network, and sector capacity building can best be achieved through a cooperative network approach driven by a solid community–university partnership.

Conclusion: Although a Third Sector Alliance for Community Well-being does not yet exist in Miami, Catalyst Miami and the University of Miami (UM) have partnered closely to articulate a vision of what could be and have been working to make that vision a reality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-231
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Capacity building
  • Collective impact
  • Communities of practice
  • Networks
  • Organizational capacity
  • Third sector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Medicine(all)

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