“MAPS staff team supports the work of our collaborative partners in the ways that they need to be helped. A theme that we consistently notice in our work is that collaborative work requires various kinds of support including administration, facilitation, info gathering and research, writing, community engagement expertise and facilitation and representation. Without this kind of support many collaborations are not successful. While they may be attended by very experienced and informed members it seems the members are already completely committed in their professional roles and unable to commit the required time to the collaborative. When MAPS is able to offer leadership and support it assists the success of the collaborative. On the contrary, when MAPS has to step back due to lack of resources we often see a leadership gap and a decline in the work of the collaborative.”