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Mary P. FollettCreating Democracy, Transforming Management$
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Joan C. Tonn

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300096217

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300096217.001.0001

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Private Funds for Public Purposes

Private Funds for Public Purposes

(p.181) 12 Private Funds for Public Purposes
Mary P. Follett

Joan C. Tonn

Yale University Press

In January 1909 a Women's Municipal League (WML) was established in Boston by a group of influential Back Bay women. For more than ten years, Mary P. Follett would provide creative leadership in the WML, whose mission was to “interest and educate women in municipal housekeeping, to influence women to realize and assume their civic responsibilities.” Her time with the league gave Follett an opportunity to nurture her lifelong interest in “relations” and to make the concept of coordination the cornerstone of her “four fundamental principles of organization.” The WML relied on private funds to conduct experiments as a means of proving the public value of particular social or educational programs. The Boston-1915 movement, a colossal scheme of civic cooperation launched by Edward A. Filene, differed from other “megaorganizations” in scale and objectives. Boston-1915's original program consisted of sixteen planks, some of which supported the concept of an extended use of public schools.

Keywords:   coordination, Women's Municipal League, Boston, Mary P. Follett, private funds, Boston-1915, civic cooperation, megaorganizations, extended use, public schools

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