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Arizona-Indiana-Michigan Alliance (AIM)
Overview of the Collaboration

AIM Alliance . . . promoting effectiveness in how to get,
how to give, and how to use philanthropic resources.

The Arizona-Indiana-Michigan Alliance (AIM) is a strategic collaboration that grew through the vision and commitment of three academic centers' leadership teams focused on addressing the needs of an evolving nonprofit sector and sustaining capacity. The work of the AIM Alliance started in 2003 when the three centers began planning discussions. It received a $7.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2006 to continue this collaboration and utilize each center's strengths to increase capacity and diversity of the nonprofit sector.

The work of the alliance centers on knowledge sharing and strengthening diverse communities, cross delivery of flagship programs, development of standardized research protocols and joint publication and dissemination of research and cross participation in significant events.

The alliance will further the sector by improving nonprofit management practice, generating and sharing scholarly and practical knowledge, increasing communication and collaborating on research. It will also strengthen its work with diverse communities by developing leadership and contributing to the public's understanding of nontraditional forms of philanthropy. Finally, the collaborative work will focus the centers by helping each other advance to the leading edge of nonprofit management education by bolstering each center's distinctive niches.

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Click here to view the AIM Alliance Logic Model (PDF)

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