Journal for Nonprofit Management
Today's managers must find ways to identify and sustain productive relationships within multi-sector collaborative arrangements. This paper explores empirically the activities of a convener based on tasks identified by Agranoff and McGuire (2001) and applies this framework to the case of Virginia's Coastal Zone Management Program (VCZMP). We find that the convener displays characteristics described by Agranoff and McGuire, as well as characteristics of traditional hierarchical managers. This research suggests that both sets of skills are necessary for effective multi-sector collaborative governance.
Original Publication Citation
McNamara, M. W., & Morris, J. C. (2012). More than a one-trick pony: Exploring the contours of a multi-sector convener. Journal for Nonprofit Management, 15(1), 84-103.
McNamara, Madeleine W. and Morris, John C., "More Than a One-Trick Pony: Exploring the Contours of a Multi-Sector Covener" (2012). School of Public Service Faculty Publications. 31.