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Social Consortium: A Partnership of Community Agents

By Maritza Montero

This paper proposes Social Consortium as a strategy to address the relationships developed between external agents (community outsiders) who carry out social policies or non-governmental projects, and internal agents, community stakeholders and leaders who work within the community from their own perspectives, according to their needs. The ways in which the two types of agents participate in policies and projects, as well as their levels of involvement and commitment, are delineated.  The causes of misunderstanding and the strategic errors that lead to difficult and problematic situations, unsuccessful efforts, and the useless investment of time and work are analyzed.