Public-private Partnerships In Physical Activity And Sport by Norman O'reillyPublic-private Partnerships In Physical Activity And Sport by Norman O'reilly

Public-private Partnerships In Physical Activity And Sport

byNorman O'reilly, Michelle Brunette

Paperback | June 3, 2013

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With resources for not-for-profit public sector organizations proving increasingly scarce, partnerships with the private sector are becoming progressively more important to the growth and support of not-for-profit organizations. Frequently, private sector organizations are seeking not-for-profit physical activity, health, and sport partners for the valuable and unique links to potential markets and brand associations. This mix creates controversy over if, how, and at what cost public health and physical activity goals can be achieved in partnership with private, profit-driven organizations.

Public–Private Partnerships in Physical Activity and Sport is a guide for nonprofit, charity, and sport organizations in developing and maintaining strategic and responsible relationships with corporate partners. With its comprehensive and practical examination, this text is also relevant to private sector corporations seeking public sector partners and for agencies seeking to broker such partnerships.

This text is drawn from the collaboration of leaders in public and private organizations, athletes, and academics who identified a need to provide formalized direction on partnerships between the public and private sectors. Authors O’Reilly and Brunette present a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of establishing partnerships between not-for-profits and private sector organizations. They also provide a thorough understanding of the issues and illustrate how a responsible implementation of these partnerships can benefit all parties involved. They offer strategies and tactics for finding, developing, implementing, and evaluating public–private partnerships and highlight how partnership and social marketing studies outside of public health and health promotion can inform these growing disciplines.

Providing guidelines from the World Health Organization and other entities worldwide, this resource offers readers a framework for forming and maintaining beneficial partnerships. Readers will also find the Partnership Protocol, a public health-centered collaborative initiative led by ParticipACTION, which provides evidence-based public–private partnership guidelines for practitioners. A foreword by Kelly Murumets of ParticipACTION, an advocate of partnership building in the public health sphere, emphasizes the value of this resource in confronting the challenges of public–private partnerships in a thoughtful and responsible way.

Throughout, Executive Perspective sidebars provide expert commentaries on partnership from experienced individuals in both private industry and public health organizations. These sidebars include Global Application questions that provide insight into issues and obstacles overcome in creating public–private partnerships in the contexts of public health and health care. Case studies throughout the book help readers understand how partnerships and social marketing strategies can be successfully implemented.

This comprehensive text shows how public–private partnerships done properly expand markets, increase efficiency, provide resources, allow access to expertise, and provide platforms for marketing, activation, and programs. Public–Private Partnerships in Physical Activity and Sport provides information, guidance, and tools to help readers make partnerships work most effectively for their organizations according to their resources, scope, and purpose.

Public–Private Partnerships in Physical Activity and Sport is part of the Physical Activity Intervention Series. This timely series provides educational resources for professionals interested in promoting and implementing physical activity programs to a diverse and often resistant population.

Norman O’Reilly, PhD, is a professor at the University of Ottawa’s faculty of health sciences, specializing in sport business. He was recently named a lifetime research fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management and was the 2011 recipient of the University of Ottawa’s Media Excellence Award. He is also a senior advisor...
Title:Public-private Partnerships In Physical Activity And SportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:June 3, 2013Publisher:Human Kinetics, Inc.Language:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Need for Public–Private Partnerships in Physical Activity and Health

Chapter 1. Finding Consensus in How to Develop Partnerships

Defining Partnerships

Role of Partnerships in Physical Activity and Health


Chapter 2. The Partnership Protocol


The Partnership Protocol

Guidelines for Effective Partnerships


Part II: Public–Private Partnership Strategies

Chapter 3. Basics of Messaging and Marketing in Physical Activity and Health

Importance of a Good Communications Strategy

Communications Strategies

Marketing for Behavioral Change

Communicating Through Social Media

Harnessing Tools of Inactivity to Promote Physical Activity

Communicating Across Cultures


Chapter 4. The Value of Sponsorship in Physical Activity, Sport Participation, and Health

Image Transfer

Stakeholders: Sponsors, Sponsees, and Agencies

Size and Scope of the Sponsorship Industry

Strategic Sponsorship

Finding a Sponsor for your Not-for-Profit

Finding a Not-for-Profit Sponsee for your for-Profit Corporation

Profile of a Sponsee


Chapter 5. Revenue Strategies for Not-for-Profit Organizations

Data on Sport and Recreation Organizations

Government Sources

Fees for Goods and Services

Philanthropic Sources


Chapter 6. Dimensions of Corporate Philanthropy and Partnerships

Corporate Support for Not-for-Profits

Corporate Donations

In-Kind Donations of Goods and Services


Cause-Related Marketing

Employee Volunteering


Chapter 7. Role Models and Champions Role Models

From Role Model to Champion

Champions in Action


Chapter 8. Leveraging Corporate Social Responsibility to Partner With Corporations

Introducing CSR

Corporate Perspective on Partnerships

Integrate CSR to Attract Partners

How CSR Can Improve Partnerships

Examples of CSR in Partnerships


Part III: Putting Partnership Guidelines Into Action

Chapter 9. Global, National, Community Partnership Perspectives

Partnering Across Sectors

Global Perspectives


Chapter 10. Applying Partnership Guidelines in Physical Activity and Health

CATCH Case Study

Partnerships Examples


Chapter 11. Challenges in Creating Effective Partnerships: Bias, Controversy, and Failure

Measuring Partnership Effectiveness

Elements of an Effective Partnership

Key Partnership Challenges

Avoiding Partnership Breakdown Through Good Management


Editorial Reviews

"The information provided in this book highlights successful partnerships between nonprofit and for-profit organizations that achieve positive outcomes for both entities in today’s challenging economy.” Cary Wing, EdD-- Principal, CHW Global “O’Reilly and Brunette present a compelling protocol for best practices in finding, developing, implementing, and measuring the effectiveness of public not-for-profit partnerships.” David A. Pettrone Swalve-- Vice President of Education, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)