Towards Greater Transparency Regarding Partnerships for Technology Development
Keywords:Cross-sector partnerships; Nonprofit-industry-academic partnerships; Technology-development partnerships; Nonprofit technology / Partenariats intersectoriels; Partenariats entre le milieu académique et le secteur sans but lucratif; Partenariats consacrés au développement technologique; Technologies d’organismes sans but lucratif
This article explores the problems and potential of funded short-term cross-sector partnerships to address technological deficits in the nonprofit sector by engaging with the partners of a concluded project. The partnership case study that forms the backbone of this article was a three-year nationally funded nonprofit-industry-academic partnership. The ob- jective of the partnership was to increase the data collection capacity of a national nonprofit organization and its affiliate centres through the development of a web-based app. This article highlights the challenges and differing experiences of nonprofit-industry-academic partnerships more generally, and technology-development partnerships more specifically.
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