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Strengths
  • Timely topic with increasing food insecurity and increasing emphasis on 'scalability' of community services.
  • Organization profiled in the case provides a good illustration for the concept of scaling service delivery within a network.
  • A variety of assets tell the story, including charts and video based on primary data collection by author.
Concerns
  • Some voices are underrepresented in the various media sources but are included in the text.
E-Case

Mid-Ohio Foodbank: Building Capacity in Service Provider Networks

This e-case uses the issue of emergency food provision to assess how network coordinators can increase service delivery and achieve ambitious goals. Based on a 2-year capacity assessment of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, this study highlights the importance of understanding different types of capacity, barriers to service, and the roles nonprofit organizations perceive themselves to play in their communities.
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