Leslie from the Health Federation of PA posted this article in the MARC group - Maybe this can help us as we strive to formalize our ACES/MARC group? Please see link below for the full article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Karen
A backbone organization is supposed to: guide vision and strategy, support aligned activities, establish shared measurement practices, build public will, advance policy, and mobilize funding.
This all sounds good, until it’s time to decide what it really means. I believe the problem comes down to this question: Is the backbone organization a facilitative body or an executive one?