The Changing Relationship Between the Public Sector and Nonprofit Welfare Providers Steven Rathgeb Smith Georgetown University.
Presentation to be delivered at the conference on “The Voluntary Sector in the Nordic Countries: Change Agents and Contract Partners?” Bergen, Norway, 18-20 May 2011
Continuity rather than change
Source: Congressional Research Services, 1998 and 2004 Green Book
1. More emphasis on political mobilization by nonprofit welfare providers, given the funding cutbacks and the potential for more reductions.
2. New emphasis on collaboration among nonprofit agencies to share costs and overcome the fragmentation of services.
3. Tighter eligibility for services which then undermines the fiscal health of many providers especially the smaller providers.