Last week, we talked about the critical need to tightly weave communications strategy throughout facilitated nonprofit partnership and collaboration discussions. Heading down this path without discussing communications is like trying to successfully bake a cake without an oven. Not good.
There are fabulous examples of nonprofits working together through shared services, partnerships, collaborative opportunities – even mergers. (See some great examples from the Collaborative Restructuring Blog here and here.) When we talk about nonprofit partnerships and collaborations, the end goal is and should be improved operations and outcomes.
Here is our top list of lessons learned: