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6 Steps to Collaboration

Is an article written for The Nonprofit Times. In the article, Pamela Green discusses the value of organizational collaboration and identifies six tips for achieving it.

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Achieving Growth Through Partnerships

When is a partnership the right path for greatly expanding the impact of a successful nonprofit? That's the question recently faced at BELL (Building Educated Learners for Life), a highly effective provider of summer and after-school programs that boost at-risk kids' academic performance and self-confidence. While partnerships can be an efficient way to quickly expand impact, the reality is that they are hard to forge and take more time and effort than you might think. BELL's journey to teaming

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Collaboration: An Overview

This 2-page VNR paper provides a summary of strategies for promoting effective collaboration among nonprofit organizations and other entities.

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Five Tips On Partnering Your Nonprofit With The Private Sector

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, five nonprofit leaders suggest a number of ways to get the best results for a fundraising campaign when partnering with a company.

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Five Ways to Partner with Another Nonprofit for Marketing Wins

Is an article written by Gloria Horsley for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, Horsley describes the many instances in which nonprofit partnerships can be used to stretch marketing efforts and create wins on both sides.

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Follow These Tips to Maintain Mutually Beneficial Relationships with Your Nonprofit's Partners

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, eleven successful nonprofit executives explain how to maintain mutually beneficial relationships with partners.

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Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Up an Employee Volunteer Program

Is an article written by Jack Kosakowski for Forbes Nonprofit Council. The article discusses the many benefits of employee volunteer programs and what exactly employers can do to make associates feel both included and valued. Its perspectives may also be helpful for nonprofit leaders.

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Four Ways Your Nonprofit Can Build Partnerships With Companies And Foundations

Is an article written by Becky Straw for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, Straw shares how nonprofit leaders can build bigger partnerships by embracing risk, leveraging technology and data, and building a movement.

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GATHER: The Art & Science of Effective Convening

Is a free, hands-on guidebook for convening designers and social change leaders interested in harnessing the potential of collective intelligence through in-person convening. It enables convening planners to determine whether convening is the right tool to use to advance a strategic agenda, clarify the purpose of the convening, build an effective team, curate an experience and ensure follow through for impact.

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GEO 2013 Working Better Together: Building Nonprofit Collaborative Capacity Collective Action

Is an effective way for nonprofits to increase their impact, but key capacities are needed to enable these types of partnerships to thrive. This publication offers insights on the core capacities nonprofits need to collaborate and how funders can help.

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Growing Network Impact: How Nonprofit Networks Are Raising the Bar on Results

Is a report written by Mandy Taft-Pearman and Alan Tuck of the Bridgespan Group. It focuses primarily on two kinds of networks - federated and associated networks. Both are collections of independent 501(c)(3)s, whose affiliates focus on similar activities and services. But whereas federated networks (such as Big Brothers Big Sisters or the Boys and Girls Clubs of America) offer mostly standardized program models, associated networks (such as the Land Trust Alliance or Public Education Network)

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Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America's Biggest Challenges

By enlisting all sectors to work together, a new kind of community collaborative is making strides toward tackling powerful challenges in communities. This report shares five core elements that contribute to their success, illustrated by examples of collaboratives that have achieved collective impact.

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Seven Strategies for Maintaining Mutually Beneficial Relationships with Nonprofit Partners

This is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, seven nonprofit leaders share their best advice for ensuring partnerships remain mutually beneficial.

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Shared Services and Space: An Update From L.A.

Is an article defining the benefits and impacts of nonprofit organizations that collaborate to share space and resources.

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Sink or Swim: The Changing Landscape for Community-Based Nonprofit

Is an article written by John Bitter for BoardSource, discusses the importance of forging partnerships within the community and building trust and cooperation which leads to success.

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