From: Ron Cretaro [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 10:47 AM
To: Dakers, Robert; email@example.com
Cc: Simmat, Susan
Subject: New study on government contracting - problems and solutions for CT
Dear Bob and Peter,
I am forwarding you links to
several reports released today by two national organizations. Nonprofits
Association of Nonprofits would like to share with you two reports released
earlier today by the Urban Institute and the National Council of Nonprofits
regarding government contracting with nonprofit human services providers. Both
reports highlight significant problems in
The Urban Institute’s report, Human Service Nonprofits and Government Collaboration: Findings from the 2010 National Survey of Nonprofit Government Contracting and Grants (full report; report brief; state-specific data – CT data found on page 21), demonstrates that CT is ranked in the top 10 worst states in three significant areas of government contracting.
CT Nonprofits Calls on Nonprofit Community, Policymakers to Take Action:
· Partnering to support CT: Nonprofits and CT state government must establish a cooperative relationship through which we both, as partners, work through practical, procedural, and fiscal problems and together develop solutions that ensure people get the services they need when they need them, that taxpayers receive full value for the programs they are funding, and that communities are strengthened. A 2010 CT Nonprofits’ report discusses several ways in which nonprofits and state government can strengthen our partnership.
In conjunction with the release of the Urban Institute's survey results, the National Council of Nonprofits issued a Special Report, Costs, Complexification, and Crisis: Government’s Human Services Contracting “System” Hurts Everyone, that provides additional context to the Urban Institute findings, including identifying specific practices that contribute to the problems nonprofit human services providers have experienced. The National Council’s report also explains how the contracting problems affect people receiving services and entire communities, and proposes solutions that nonprofits and government officials can adopt to improve services for individuals, restore value for taxpayers, and strengthen communities.
We hope that you will take time to learn about the challenges facing CT’s nonprofit human services delivery system and work with us to make meaningful change that will benefit those we serve.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
CT Association of Nonprofits