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The Consensus Building Institute
Seven-party nonscorable negotiation among nonprofit, business, and community representatives regarding the most appropriate methods for fund raising and distributions
The American Cancer Society (ACS) receives substantial funding from United Way. To reduce the risks of destructive competition for corporate donations and to cement the ties between ACS and United Way, ACS national offices have developed special guidelines for allocating United Way funds within ACS. Several arrangements guaranteeing ACS chapters an annual dollar amount have been in place for years.
Recently, United Way has experienced difficulties, which has led to changes in funding policy. Representatives from three ACS chapters, the United Way, a state utility, and a local nonprofit organization are now meeting to discuss the future of their relationships regarding charitable funding.
- This simulation provides an opportunity to discuss the difficulties facing charitable concerns in their fundraising efforts.
- The dichotomy between personal morals and professional concerns is especially clear in a negotiation about charitable giving.
- While most of these people have the negotiations have the same long term goals (helping people fight cancer), they have very different short-term goals.
- Learning how to work together despite previous disagreements is a major factor in this game.
This simulation was developed for the staff and volunteers of the American Cancer Society in order to assist them in handling the competitive relationships that have developed in the context of fundraising.
For all parties:
- General Instructions
Confidential Instructions for the Negotiator for:
- ACS Renville Unit Board Member
- ACS Belton Unit Staff Member
- ACS division EVP for Alexia
- United Way of Renville Board member (CEO of Granite)
- United Way of Belton Staff director
- Lifeline Executive Director
- Alexia Power and Light CEO
Teacher's Package (77 pages total):
- All of the above
Not-for-profit management; multiparty negotiating; managing conflict inside the organization; fund-raising
- Blueville Health Foundation
- Franklin Family Foundation and Westbrook Regional School District
- Homelessness in Niceville
Allies in Alexia Attributes
|Time required:||2-3 hours|
|Number of participants:||7|
|Neutral third party present:||None|
|Teaching notes available:||No|