Maddie's Fund: Building Community and Collaboration Against All Odds
by Jane Wei-Skillern
The Maddie's Fund case study focuses on the organization's collaborative philosophy and its system-level strategy of creating greater cohesiveness in the animal rescue movement that was fractured and had a history of 'trashing and bashing.' Unlike many other foundations, the Maddie's Fund has tried to create networks and collaboration across the animal welfare field as a whole with the goal of achieving a 'no-kill nation' for American's companion animals (dogs and cats). The case protagonist is Rich Avanzino, largely regarded as the father of the no-kill movement and the case ends with him leaving the organization and the future of Maddie's Fund.
To teach students about the network model and collaboration in a foundation setting.
Pub Date: Jul 30, 2015
Discipline: Social Enterprise
Subjects: Environmental activism, Strategic philanthropy, Activists, Nonprofit organizations, Entrepreneurship, Corporate social responsibility, Corporate strategy, Systems design, Collaboration, Networks
Product #: B5847-PDF-ENG
Geography: United States, California
Length: 22 page(s)
Berkeley Haas Case SeriesFollowThe Berkeley Haas Case Series is a collection of business case studies written by faculty members at the Haas School of Business. Cases are conceived, developed, written, and published throughout the year, on subjects ranging from entrepreneurship and strategy to finance and marketing. Each case includes a teaching note for use in the classroom.