Book News: October 31st, 2002

By Russell M. LindenThis is a practical guide for nonprofit and government professionals who want to learn the techniques and strategies of successful collaboration. It offers practitioners a framework for developing collaborative relationships and shows them how to adopt strategies that have proved successful with a wide range of organizations. Filled with in-depth case studies- including a particularly challenging case in which police officers and social workers overcome the inherent differences in their cultures to help abused children- the book clearly shows how organizations have dealt with the hard issues of collaboration. Working Across Boundaries includes guidelines for determining what kinds of projects lend themselves to collaboration and which do not, suggestions on how to avoid common pitfalls of collaboration and strategies proved to work consistently.

Published by Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0-7879-6430-1. Hardcover 336 Pages. 28 US dollars.