[Infographic] Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring
January 16, 2016
- the action of working with someone to produce or create something.
- traitorous cooperation with an enemy.
For many people, the word collaboration has more than one meaning. And while they may not be as derisive as the second definition above, the topic, when it comes up, almost never fails to spark lively conversation.
Which is as it should be. Nonprofit collaborations are serious affairs and should not be entered into lightly. But as our first infographic of the new year — courtesy of the folks at Tides and La Piana Consulting and our social sector outreach and GrantCraft colleagues here at Foundation Center — makes clear, collaborations, when approached strategically and with an open mind, can yield significant benefits.
Have you and your colleagues discussed the possibility of a collaboration or been approached by a funder or other organization that thinks it might be good idea? Looking for best practices or ideas to get you started? Foundation Center has a wealth of free information on the topic, including a database with more than six hundred and fifty real-world examples of successful collaborations involving nonprofits in every region of the country and almost every imaginable activity. To learn more, check out our Nonprofit Collaboration Resources here.