We are closing in on the end of our series with Principle 6 of our 7 Actionable Principles: Collaborate with Communities.
Our hope is that nonprofits and funders will seek collaboration where it makes sense as a grounding principle of doing business, and leverage partnerships for greater impact with nonprofits, public, private, and higher education sectors, and community members with lived experience.
Let go of the myth that your organization has nothing to gain from collaboration. Collaborative partnerships are important because they increase the likelihood that partners will focus on the overall needs of the community, create more holistic approaches, and create synergistic benefits. At the same time, collaborations are not always what’s needed and must be thoughtfully crafted—there are different and valuable ways organizations work together.
We can do more together.
Visit 7principles.thecne.org for questions to ask your organization, or to ask yourself as a funder, as well as tools and a free downloadable workbook to help guide you.