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Collaboration:                    What Works and Why            Sam Frank, Sophie Parker, Deborah Pruitt,                 ...
INTEGRATED PLANNING            Advising nonprofits in:!               www.synthesispartnership.com!            •  Strategy!...
Affordable collaborative data             management in the cloud.A Service   Of:                         Sponsored by:
Today’s Panel         Sophie Parker                Deborah Pruitt           Katrina Pugh                   Tom Wolff     S...
Collaboration: What Works & Why      Sam Frank                   Sophie Parker            Deborah Pruitt             Katri...
Collaborative Solutions                                          Tom Wolff                                      Tom Wolff ...
What are collaborative solutions?•  Doing together that which we cannot do alone•  A collaboration is a group of individua...
Why encourage collaborative solutions?•  To create social change•  To encourage social innovation•  Expand interventions t...
Six principles for successful coalitions1.  Engage a broad spectrum of the community2.  Encourage true collaboration as th...
The Continuum of CollaborationNetworkingExchanging information for mutual benefit.CoordinationExchanging information and m...
Factors Affectinga Coalition’s Capacity to Create Change•  Having a clear vision and mission•  Action planning for communi...
Collaborative Solutions                                                  New$from$Jossey$Bass/John$Wiley$                 ...
Knowledge Networks for Impact                                        Katrina Pugh                                        A...
Networks Matter•  “Networks, formal and informal, local and global, are   increasingly important channels for pursuing pol...
What is a Knowledge Network?(also called a Community of Practice)A Knowledge Networkis a gathering of individuals motivate...
How do network members (not) behave?                                                                                      ...
KN Effectiveness Framework   Design                     Drivers      Behavior              Impacts(                       ...
We can learn from the best!                   8 Design Dimensions         Strategic         1. Leaders’ shared theory of c...
Knowledge Networks for ImpactFacilitating Tacit Knowledge Conversations:Sharing Hidden Know-How (Jossey-Bass, April 2011)“...
Connecting                                          Sophie Parker                                      Sophie Parker & Ass...
Interacting“If you want a future that’s distinct from the past, youhave to be with people who you aren’t used to beingwith...
Connection before ContentConnection occurs when we speak of what matters.We make connections through:•  Questions•  Listen...
Secrets of Collaboration                                         Deborah Pruitt                                      Group...
Successful Groups vs. Struggling GroupsCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
How to prevent…    •  Frustration, pettiness and tension.   •  Disengagement.   •  Lack of group energy and creativity.Col...
Learn how to…   •  set a foundation for high-level collaboration in any      work relationship or group - quickly and reli...
Mindset Shift   Prioritize building the culture in your group with   attention and intention.Collaboration: What Works & W...
Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
Building Clarity, Trust & Accountabilitywith Agreements                                  •  Acting in accordance          ...
Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
Group Alchemy:The Six Elements of Highly Successful CollaborationCreating the gold in any group or partnershipis not a mys...
Barriers: What are your biggest concerns?•    Turf and Competition•    Bad history•    Failure to Act•    Lack of a Common...
Find listings for our current season               of webinars and register at:                 NonprofitWebinars.comA Ser...
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It could be argued that collaboration is the quintessential characteristic of the nonprofit sector. Many of our webinars over the past three years have addressed collaboration in one form or another: we've offered multiple perspectives on governance, employee relations, volunteering, planning and development as internal collaboration, as well as discussions of collaboration among nonprofits, and between nonprofits and the public and private sectors. In this webinar a panel of consultants will look at the mechanisms of and impediments to various forms of collaboration between organizations and the resources available to pursue collaboration more effectively. To make the webinar more responsive to the interests of the participants we will ask for questions and comments both before the webinar (we will contact registrants a few days before the webinar) and during it.

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  1. 1. Collaboration: What Works and Why Sam Frank, Sophie Parker, Deborah Pruitt, Kate Pugh, Tom Wolff February 6, 2013A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  2. 2. INTEGRATED PLANNING Advising nonprofits in:! www.synthesispartnership.com! •  Strategy! ! •  Planning! (617) 969-1881! •  Organizational Development! info@synthesispartnership.com! !A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  3. 3. Affordable collaborative data management in the cloud.A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  4. 4. Today’s Panel Sophie Parker Deborah Pruitt Katrina Pugh Tom Wolff Sophie Parker & Associates Group Alchemy Consulting Align Consulting Tom Wolff & AssociatesAssisting with chat questions: Sam Frank – Host & ModeratorJamie Maloney, Nonprofit Webinars Synthesis Partnership A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  5. 5. Collaboration: What Works & Why Sam Frank Sophie Parker Deborah Pruitt Katrina Pugh Tom Wolff Synthesis Partnership Sophie Parker & Associates Group Alchemy Consulting Align Consulting Tom Wolff & Associates synthesispartnership.com sophieparker.com groupalchemy.net/ alignconsultinginc.com tomwolff.comsbf@synthesispartnership.com sophie@sophieparker.com info@groupalchemy.net katepugh@alum.mit.edu tom@tomwolff.com Collaboration: What Works & Why Wednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  6. 6. Collaborative Solutions Tom Wolff Tom Wolff & Associates tomwolff.com tom@tomwolff.comCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  7. 7. What are collaborative solutions?•  Doing together that which we cannot do alone•  A collaboration is a group of individuals and/or organizations with a common interest who agree to work together toward a common goal.from S.Fawcett et.alCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  8. 8. Why encourage collaborative solutions?•  To create social change•  To encourage social innovation•  Expand interventions to the whole community•  To do more with less when there are budget cuts•  To address limitations of the health and human service systems•  To promote civic engagement•  To build healthy communitiesCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  9. 9. Six principles for successful coalitions1.  Engage a broad spectrum of the community2.  Encourage true collaboration as the form of exchange3.  Practice democracy4.  Employ an ecological approach that emphasizes individual in his/her setting.5.  Take action6.  Engage your spirituality as your compass for social changefrom Tom Wolff, The Power of Collaborative Solutions (2010)Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  10. 10. The Continuum of CollaborationNetworkingExchanging information for mutual benefit.CoordinationExchanging information and modifying activities for mutualbenefit.CooperationExchanging information, modifying activities, and sharingresources for mutual benefit and to achieve a common purpose.CollaborationExchanging information, modifying activities, sharing resources,and enhancing the capacity of another for mutual benefit and toachieve a common purpose by sharing risks, resources,responsibilities, and rewards.from Arthur HimmelmanCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  11. 11. Factors Affectinga Coalition’s Capacity to Create Change•  Having a clear vision and mission•  Action planning for community and systems change•  Developing and supporting leadership•  Documentation and ongoing feedback on programs•  Technical assistance and support•  Securing financial resources for the work•  Making outcomes matter•  Name and manage conflictfrom Roussus and Fawcett and RosenthalCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  12. 12. Collaborative Solutions New$from$Jossey$Bass/John$Wiley$ (available$at$www.tomwolff.com)$Web ResourcesCoalition CoachingTom Wolff & Associateswww.tomwolff.comGlobal Journal of Community Psychology Practicewww.gjcpp.orgCommunity Tool Boxhttp://ctb.ku.eduCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  13. 13. Knowledge Networks for Impact Katrina Pugh Align Consulting alignconsultinginc.com katepugh@alum.mit.eduCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  14. 14. Networks Matter•  “Networks, formal and informal, local and global, are increasingly important channels for pursuing policy goals in a globalizing world.”•  No one organization can have enough requisite knowledge in the 21st century. Jan Wouters, Director Leuven Center for Global Governance Studies in foreword to the provocative United Nations publication Networks for Prosperity (2011 )Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  15. 15. What is a Knowledge Network?(also called a Community of Practice)A Knowledge Networkis a gathering of individuals motivated by the desireto cross organizational boundaries,to relate to one another, andto build a body of actionable knowledgethrough coordination and collaboration.Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  16. 16. How do network members (not) behave? LackingCollaboration (“self-sacrifice”) 53%Exhibit trust 53%Cohesiveness/identity 50%Using a working platform 44%Expand connectivity (“networked” beyond) 38%Act within commonly agreed goals & objectives 28%Percentage of nonprofit leaders attending Nonprofit Webinar 11/30/11http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinars/11302011-beyond-partnerships-tapping-into-the-agility-of-knowledge-networks-and-communities/Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  17. 17. KN Effectiveness Framework Design Drivers Behavior Impacts( Let’s unpack this! What levers What What tone and What are the do we pull? dynamics behaviors do we impacts? come into see? play?Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  18. 18. We can learn from the best! 8 Design Dimensions Strategic 1. Leaders’ shared theory of change 2. Objectives/Outcomes/Purpose 3. Role of “expertise” & experimental learning (Expert/Learner balance) 5. Inclusion/ParticipationStructural 4. Operating model 6. Convening structures and infrastructures 7. Facilitation and social norm developmentTactical 8. Measurement, feedback and incentivesCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  19. 19. Knowledge Networks for ImpactFacilitating Tacit Knowledge Conversations:Sharing Hidden Know-How (Jossey-Bass, April 2011)“Knowledge Jam: Three Disciplines to Beat the Merger Performance Odds,” Ivey Business Journal, July/August, 2011.Conversation Channels insight Into Action NonprofitWebinars, Sept, 2011)Networks:Beyond Partnerships: Tapping into the Agility of Knowledge Networks and Communities, NonprofitWebinars, 11/30/2011Recognizing and cultivating trust: The primary driver of network impact, NonprofitWebinars, 3/28/2012Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  20. 20. Connecting Sophie Parker Sophie Parker & Associates sophieparker.com sophie@sophieparker.comCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  21. 21. Interacting“If you want a future that’s distinct from the past, youhave to be with people who you aren’t used to beingwith and have conversations that you’re not used tohaving.”Peter BlockCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  22. 22. Connection before ContentConnection occurs when we speak of what matters.We make connections through:•  Questions•  Listening & not giving advice•  Breaking breadCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  23. 23. Secrets of Collaboration Deborah Pruitt Group Alchemy Consulting groupalchemy.net/ info@groupalchemy.netCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  24. 24. Successful Groups vs. Struggling GroupsCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  25. 25. How to prevent… •  Frustration, pettiness and tension. •  Disengagement. •  Lack of group energy and creativity.Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  26. 26. Learn how to… •  set a foundation for high-level collaboration in any work relationship or group - quickly and reliably. •  prevent typical breakdowns that drag the group down and break trust. •  have more impact in every relationship. •  make a critical mindset shift.Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  27. 27. Mindset Shift Prioritize building the culture in your group with attention and intention.Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  28. 28. Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  29. 29. Building Clarity, Trust & Accountabilitywith Agreements •  Acting in accordance •  Creating order and predictability Explicit Agreements Staff meetings are Wednesdays at 9am$ Implicit (Hidden) Agreements What time is 9 am?Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  30. 30. Collaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  31. 31. Group Alchemy:The Six Elements of Highly Successful CollaborationCreating the gold in any group or partnershipis not a mystery…it’s a formula.www.groupalchemy.netCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  32. 32. Barriers: What are your biggest concerns?•  Turf and Competition•  Bad history•  Failure to Act•  Lack of a Common Vision•  Failure to provide and create collaborative leadership•  Minimal organizational structure•  Costs outweigh the benefits•  Not engaging self-interest•  Overcoalitioned communityfrom Wolff & Kaye From the Ground UpCollaboration: What Works & WhyWednesday Webinar: February 6, 2013
  33. 33. Find listings for our current season of webinars and register at: NonprofitWebinars.comA Service Of: Sponsored by:
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