Building Collaboratives with Southern Rural African American Churches through the Integration of the Interorganizational Collaborative Framework

Alex Don Colvin, Angela N. Bullock


The rural Black church often plays an important role in the lives of many African Americans and frequently functions as an informal helping network in meeting emergency service needs for this group. This article provides a review of the constructs of the Bailey and McNalley-Koney Interorganizational Community-Based Collaborative Framework. Additionally, this paper explores action-oriented measures for integrating constructs into practice to build interorganizational collaboratives with southern rural African American churches.


Interorganizational collaboration, Rural, African American, Churches

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