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Interfaces are the Key to Collaboration Success

October 11th, 2016 by

Collaborations can be powerful and often essential tools when addressing complex issues. Unfortunately, many collaborative efforts achieve only limited success and some are ineffective. Many attempts at collaboration have instead painfully drained the precious time and leadership focus nonprofits cannot afford to waste. The situation is similar whether addressing new challenges across multiple teams within   Read More…

Are You Ready to Partner? Three Questions to Ask

September 24th, 2013 by

Too few nonprofit partnerships thrive. Many sputter, limp along, and ultimately fail. Minor setbacks along the way are, of course, expected and an important part of learning, but ultimate failure itself is certainly not the goal of starting a partnership. The difficulties of partnering can be significantly reduced if you ask three important questions about   Read More…

Is This A Good Partnership? Five Questions to Ask

August 14th, 2013 by

Nonprofit leaders face heavy pressure to partner. Funders include partnering as a requirement for grants. Tight budgets beg for savings from shared administrative or program costs. Complex issues need more than one organization’s expertise to make significant progress. But while the pressure grows, so does the caution that nonprofit leaders use when approached about becoming   Read More…