Building Partnerships for Ministry

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Building Partnerships for Ministry

  1. 1. Building Partnerships for Ministry James C. Galvin, Ed.D. Galvin & Associates, Inc. April 8, 2010
  2. 2. Everybody says partnering with other organizations is the way to go
  3. 3. But most partnerships fail and the ones that work are difficult to maintain
  4. 4. You have had some level of success with partnerships in the past
  5. 5. You want to build on that experience and raise your success rate
  6. 6. Follow the 15 time-tested principles for effective partnerships
  7. 7. 1: Effective collaborative partnerships are driven by an energizing vision
  8. 8. 2: Trust, openness, and mutual concern are vital ingredients
  9. 9. 3: Durable partnerships need a committed facilitator
  10. 10. 4: Partnerships are a process, not an event
  11. 11. 5: Successful partnership have limited, achievable objectives…in the beginning
  12. 12. 6: Effective partnerships require substantial, ongoing prayer
  13. 13. 7: A high level of participation and ownership is vital
  14. 14. 8: Start by identifying priority felt needs among the people being served
  15. 15. 9: Healthy partnerships have a champion inside every organization
  16. 16. 10: Growing partnerships serve at least four constituencies
  17. 17. 11: Strong partnerships are made up of partners with their own clear identities
  18. 18. 12: Strong partnerships acknowledge, even celebrate the differences
  19. 19. 13: Effective partnerships don’t come free
  20. 20. 14: Substantial partnerships are even more challenging to maintain than start
  21. 21. 15: Healthy partnerships expect problems and deal proactively
  22. 22. Follow the 15 time-tested principles for effective partnerships
  23. 23. Your potential for a successful partnership will increase dramatically
  24. 24. G&A www.galvinandassociates.com

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