FR-P02-062 - Alliances between Non-Profit Organizations: Constructions of significance from the experiences of the partners

Track:
Emerging themes in I/O psychology
What:
Poster Presentation
When:
3 hours 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
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0
 
 
Emerging themes in I/O psychology
FR-P02-062
Alliances between Non-Profit Organizations: Constructions of significance from the experiences of the partners
S. Santiago-Estrada*, L. Cruz-Miranda 1, F. Mesa 1
1Psychology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
Content: Work and Organizational Psychology (WOP) historically has studied organizations individually. Increasingly, individual deeds give way to the integration of organizations and are called for to form alliances to address problems and issues of common interest that could not be resolved independently. These alliances develop new forms of work relations, which tend to be complex because they operate in a common ground of diversity. However, one of the most pressing challenges of alliances, especially for non-profit organizations (NPOs), is establishing criteria so they are able to appreciate the results of their initiatives.
The study is based on the dialogic and relational research approach. We utilized three research strategies to collect information: Conversational group encounters; individual interviews with the leaders of each organization; and a survey administered to members of the alliances.
The results are organized in six dimensions using content analysis.     
The goal is to co-construct, with participants, an understanding of best practices for the formation and sustainability of alliances.
Given that NPOs are not used to participate in research and the relation with WOP is limited, the recruitment of participants was challenging. This study is the first to allow NPO alliances in Puerto Rico to co-construct social knowledge with researchers of the significance of their practices in order to strengthen the collaboration efforts needed to advance their social agenda. The precarious economic conditions to get their services funded, makes this information a valuable asset for accountability and to explain their social value to the populations that receive their services.  
 
 
 
 
 

 

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