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Privatizing Better

Representing Nonprofit Service Providers Contracting with the Government

By Peter Manzo

Public interest advocates and nonprofit organizations that contract to deliver government services share a common interest in ensuring that the nonprofit organizations can deliver the services effectively and sustain themselves as important community resources. Government contracts expose nonprofit organizations to significant risks. Public interest advocates can help nonprofit organizations negotiate contract terms that keep the risk at reasonable levels and bolster the nonprofit organizations' ability to meet the needs of the low-income people who are the contract's beneficiaries.

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