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The Promise of Partnerships: Tapping into the College as a Community Asset

Pages: 110
Year: 2005
Nonmember Price: $23
Member Price: $18

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Designed specifically for community-based organizations, The Promise of Partnerships offers straightforward guidance on how to tap into the resources and expertise of local colleges and universities. For the first time, organizations can gain inside information on making contact with the right people on campus, refining the planning process to ensure that they are true partners in any enterprise, working with students and faculty, and building long-term success. Examples from the field cover a range of partnership activities, from recruiting and training effective volunteers to establishing multimillion-dollar alliances. In addition, each section of the book includes practical tools such as tips, checklists, and best practices.

By Jim Scheibel, Erin M. Bowley, and Steven Jones.

What leaders in the field are saying about The Promise of Partnerships:

The Promise of Partnerships... (is) absolutely first rate, a 'how to' that also manages to be compelling." Brian O'Connell, founding president of Independent Sector with 50 years of experience in public causes

"The Promise of Partnerships is an excellent how-to book. It is useful to everyone in the community. Our high school teachers often find it difficult to invite and encourage university involvement in their class activities. This book simplifies the process and focuses on the benefits of such involvement." Judy Seal, Executive Director, Long Beach Education Foundation, California State University Long Beach

Now community-based organizations (CBOs) get the Campus Compact member discount on The Promise of Partnerships. Simply state that your organization is a CBO on your order form and fill in the discounted amount.

Campus Compact Has Brought Back Three Popular Out-of-Print Titles

When we found that three of our most popular titles were out of print, yet people were still asking for them, we undertook a new project to digitally reprint them. Now they are available here in our Book Store for administrators, faculty, and students alike. Please let us know what other books you would like to have reprinted and we will consider making those available as well. Contact: Emily Wood, Director of Communications,

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