Public/Private Ventures (P/PV)

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Innovation. Research. Action.

After almost 35 years Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) has ceased operations. The organization leaves behind an incredible legacy of knowledge, including hundreds of research reports, case studies and evaluations about how best to improve programs and outcomes for children, youth and families. We are fortunate that P/PV has decided to archive its publications collection with the Foundation Center's IssueLab so that practitioners can benefit from this knowledge for years to come.

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A Spectrum of Service: Combining Volunteerism and Paid Service: A Look at Roles and Relationships

June 21, 2001

Drawing on information generated through P/PV's Spectrum of Service (SOS) initiative, this report examines a variety of operational issues related to effective blending of paid service providers and volunteers, and how managers determine the roles that paid and unpaid providers play in order to achieve programmatic objectives. The promising practices described in this report illustrates the innovation strategies currently underway in the volunteer and service sectors, and provides a useful starting point for others who are interested in enhancing the effectiveness of a blended approach to service delivery.

A Spectrum of Service: Combining Paid Service and Volunteerism: Strategies for Effective Practice in School Settings

August 19, 1999

This is the second report in a series from P/PV's Spectrum of Service (SOS) project. P/PV has created a learning community by giving two-year grants to seven sites, supporting the expansion of efforts to combine the work of paid and unpaid service providers in enhancing youth's educational outcomes. Sites gather in a series of cross-site conferences to provide peer support and to exchange information and program data. This report shares the experiences of these sites as they endeavor to develop partnerships with, and work within, public schools to support young people's educational achievement, and describes the strategies that the SOS sites have used not only to combine the work of volunteers and paid service providers, but to do so in a public school setting.

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