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Partnering is easy to talk about but invariably somewhat harder to undertake.

It requires courage, patience and determination over time. It is rarely a ‘quick fix’ solution to a problem and can sometimes be a frustrating and disappointing experience - falling short of initial hopes and expectations.

But it does not have to be this way. There is mounting evidence from many partnership initiatives under development in different parts of the world that such cross-sector collaboration can be highly effective and sustainable when it is designed, developed and managed in a systematic way. The Partnering Toolbook

Best Practices & Tools

The Economics of Collaboration – Future IQ

Collaboration Toolkit – Creating a MOU Colorado Non-profit Association

Communities Strengthened Through Partnership – Alberta Municipal Affairs

In the Subscribers Only Section you will find:

  • Approaches to measuring collaboration in communities
  • Toolbooks and Guides on brokering partnerships.
  • Communication as the building block to effective partnerships
  • Communities and Local Government: How to work together
  • How to build partnerships between non-profits and private developers
  • Good Governance Principles for Partnerships
  • Non-profit Mergers
  • Doing More In Partnership A Tool Kit for Community-University Collaboration
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