Social Partnering in Latin America: Lessons Drawn from Collaborations of Businesses and Civil Society Organizations
by James E. Austin, Ezequiel Reficco, Gabriel Berger, Rosa María Fischer, Roberto Gutierrez, Mladen Koljatic, Gerardo Lozano, Enrique Ogliastri and Social Enterprise Knowledge Network SEKN
Harvard University Press, 2004
Paper: 978-0-674-01580-7
Library of Congress Classification HD60.5.L29S63 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 658.408


Can businesses collaborate with nonprofit organizations? Drawing lessons from 24 cases of cross-sector partnerships spanning the hemisphere, Social Partnering in Latin America analyzes how businesses and nonprofits are creating partnerships to move beyond traditional corporate philanthropy. An American supermarket and a Mexican food bank, an Argentine newspaper and a solidarity network, and a Chilean pharmacy chain and an elder care home are just a few examples of how businesses are partnering with community organizations in powerful ways throughout Latin America. The authors analyze why and how such social partnering occurs.

The book provides a compelling framework for understanding cross-sector collaborations and identifying motivations for partnering and key levers that maximize value creation for participants and society.

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