How are funders supporting strategic collaboration, and how are nonprofits engaging in these kinds of partnerships with each other?
To answer those questions, our colleagues in the Foundation Center's field offices turned to the center's Nonprofit Collaboration Database to find nonprofit organization from across the country who could tell them about their experiences. They eventually contacted ten and asked them questions like:
- Why were you collaborating?
- What are the challenges to effective collaboration?
- How are foundations supporting your collaboration?
- How do you wish they would have supported you?
Then, in partnership with La Piana Consulting and the Tides Center, the center convened ten funders in a daylong session in San Francisco to talk about the way nonprofits and foundations are thinking about collaboration generally and strategic restructuring more specifically.
Based on those two sources of knowledge, our colleagues then created the infographic below for the Alliance for Nonprofit Management 2012 conference (hashtag: #anm12). Enjoy!
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For more information about collaboration and strategic restructuring, b sure to check out these resources: