Last Look: An Interview With Vince Micone, Vice President of Development, Partnership for Public Service
FS: What advice would you give to organizations similar to yours, in size and annual operating budget?
VM: Recently, several programs from another “good government” nonprofit became a part of the Partnership. The organization had to close its doors due to the financial challenges that have faced so many nonprofits. We looked at this as an opportunity to continue and expand these programs. So far, things have gone very well. Our advice would be to look at other similar organizations — competitors and collaborators alike — to see if there are ways to keep solid programs going in lean times by working together. Often, as we have found, the results can be far greater and real innovation can occur.