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Center for Public Collaboration

The Institute of Government’s Center for Public Collaboration helps public officials, government agencies, nonprofit and community-based organizations, and other public-serving enterprises manage complex and sensitive public issues by:

  • Working with neighborhood-based organizations to build a sense of community and cooperation in solving neighborhood problems and improving quality of life.
  • Advising organizations on how to form partnerships with stakeholders to solve public problems.
  • Serving as an honest and impartial broker in meetings between stakeholders and with the public aimed at negotiating solutions to public problems.
  • Providing training to organization or agency staff on how to manage public dialog and conflict.

We offer a free initial consultation to organizations needing our services. If your organization requires additional support beyond this, fees are negotiable and on a sliding scale based on organization resources. In many cases we can provide services free of charge to an organization.