Tag Archives: collaboration

Who Does This?!!

I recently attended a meeting in Pueblo, Colorado. The local workforce center was holding its regularly-scheduled meeting with its partners. The people sitting around the table represented the local Department of Human Services, Voc Rehab, the community college, and an … Continue reading

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Dear Co-Impact: Please Work!

In recent conversations, I have not been shy about my opinion that funders need to collaborate more. That is exactly why I am so excited to hear about Co-Impact, a new effort in collaborative philanthropy that brings together donors from … Continue reading

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There Are Reasons Why More Funders Don’t Collaborate

As I’ve shared in past blogs, collaboration is in my blood. And yes, while I do believe that there is an over-emphasis on “working together,” I also believe that it can lead to really strong outcomes. And I believe that … Continue reading

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Yes, There Actually Can Be Too Much Collaboration

Collaboration is in my DNA. I have always believed that neither I nor whatever organization I am working for or representing can solve the world’s problems alone. To use the old cliché: together we can do so much more! So … Continue reading

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I Want More

I saw the title of this article released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) Foundation – “How Can Businesses Build Effective Partnerships with NGOs?” – and I couldn’t wait to dive into it! I was certain that the USCC … Continue reading

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No. NO! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

I don’t like naysayers. Consistently negative people bring me down. And yet, I still appreciate a good contrarian. This is why I appreciated the recent Harvard Business Review article, “If Your Team Agrees on Everything, Working Together is Pointless.” The … Continue reading

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It Has a New Fancy Name, But We’ve Been Doing It Forever!

Last week, I facilitated a two-hour discussion on Strategic Co-Funding. For those of you who may not be familiar with the concept, it is when two or more funders work together towards a clearly articulated social mission goal that has … Continue reading

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What if Funders Were Forced to Partner?

I was recently asked if it would be a good idea to have a foundation force two organizations to work together. Essentially, the proposition was to request two nonprofits to work together, with the promise that a large sum of … Continue reading

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