Building Trust, Developing Community: Lessons From North Carolina's Smart Start Initiative

Jana Fleming & Sean Doig
December, 2000

This paper was written as a resource for those seeking to better understand the decision-making process within community-based organizations. Through interviews with key people in five local Smart Start partnerships, researchers share components that most heavily influenced decision-making, including key factors in local decision-making, challenges faced by the partnership, and lessons learned.

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