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Possibility in Community: Lessons Learned from MAQIN

Summary: Since its formation in 1983, MAQIN (Madison Area Quality Improvement Network) has promoted the philosophy and methods of quality improvement. MAQIN reflects cultural, organizational, and personal values. Its cultural values are fundamentally American, allowing one person one vote and thriving on the challenge of seeking new frontiers. As an organization, MAQIN periodically takes stock of its status and prospects, analyzing its early success and reshaping its vision. The author also cites personal lessons learned through involvement with MAQIN, including the need for clear intentions and clear communications, details of meeting planning, the need to build capacity, and the value of commitment.

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  • Keywords: Quality improvement (QI),Nonprofit organizations,Community quality improvement,Quality philosophy
  • Author: Hummel, Barbara
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation