What happens when community organisations find out that in their bid to get closer to government, they have been ‘supping with the devil’? Where do they turn and how do they rebuild the independence that they need and the capacity to innovate that keeps them strong?
These essays, from a leading group of practitioners and analysts, confront some uncomfortable insights about the state of the relationship between government and the third sector and offer some practical suggestions. In difficult and uncertain times, it’s a key relationship whose dramatic improvement has become both timely and urgent.
Contributors are - Peter Saunders, Mark Lyons, James Cox, Peter Shergold, Lisa Fowkes, Rob Simons, Vern Hughes, Martin Stewart-Weeks Simons, Vern Hughes, Martin Stewart-Weeks
Table of Contents
Supping with the Devil? Government Contracts and the Non-profit Sector
Government Funding of Australia’ third Sector
Private Welfare Revisited
Social Enterprises and Public Policy
Non-profits and the Job Network
’Supping with the Devil’ or Progressing Strategy and Missions? A Reflecftions on The Smith Family’s Use of Government Funding
the third Sector, Civil Socity and Government: Beginning Afresh
Conclusion: Maybe the End of the Road is a Good Place to Start Again