Toni Strutz Collaboration

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Toni Strutz Collaboration

  1. 1. Collaborating for Efficiency Toni N. Strutz, MSW May 5, 2009
  2. 2. What is Collaborating? Collaboration: Pronunciation: kә-ˈla-bә-ˈrāt kә-ˈla-bә-ˈrāt Function: intransitive verb Inflected Form(s): col—lab—o—rat—ed; col—lab—o—rat—ing 1 : to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor 2 : to cooperate with or willingly assist an enemy of one's country and especially an occupying force 3 : to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality with which one is not immediately connected Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary Merriam-
  3. 3. Why is Collaborating So Important? Leverages assets Stretches funding Greater community service options New source of volunteers
  4. 4. Why is Collaborating So Important? Helps funders remember you Greater sharing of ideas Increases efficiency If done well, decreases staff workload
  5. 5. Who Should You Collaborate With? Local, State, and Federal Government Community development corporations For- For-profit organizations Funders Other nonprofits
  6. 6. Who Should You Collaborate With? Community action agencies Schools Local trade unions Churches Individuals
  7. 7. Who Can You Collaborate With In Your Community?
  8. 8. How Can You Create Partnerships in Your Community? Talk to your local community action agency Attend meetings and trainings that potential partners are also attending Attend networking events Look at Chamber of Commerce directory Find companies that enjoy giving back to the community
  9. 9. How Can You Create Partnerships in Your Community? Go to city council meetings and talk to city officials about what your organization does for the community Keep in contact with state agencies If any programs can involve schools, get them involved
  10. 10. Thank You! Questions? Email: vision2020@habitatmr.com Phone: 906-779-5377 906-779-

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