COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
Emily Sarmiento
Child Sponsorship Program Director
Christian holistic
development
of children in poverty,
in partnership with
implementing churches
and sponsors
Core Strategy
Scope
• 26 program countries with 28 field offices
– 6,500+ implementing church partners
– 1,500,000+ registered children
...
4 Keys for Effective Partnerships
1. Purpose
2. Posture
3. Principles
4. Planning
Purpose
Compassion’s partnership definition:
“A Compassion partnership is a collaborative and
mutually beneficial relation...
Posture
From Compassion’s commitments to the church:
“Compassion will embrace our role as ‘parachurch’
and affirm that we ...
Principles
Compassion’s partnership principles:
“Partnership…
1. Is founded upon our identity in Christ.
2. Seeks mutually...
Planning
Partnership
Agreement
Partnership
Planning
Journeying
Together
Co-
Evaluation
Informal depiction of on-going part...
4 Keys for Effective Partnerships
1. Purpose
2. Posture
3. Principles
4. Planning
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Compassion International's Child Sponsorship Program Director, Emily Sarmiento, explains the organization's Christian and holistic approach to helping children living in poverty through partnerships with sponsors and churches.

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  1. 1. COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL Emily Sarmiento Child Sponsorship Program Director
  2. 2. Christian holistic development of children in poverty, in partnership with implementing churches and sponsors Core Strategy
  3. 3. Scope • 26 program countries with 28 field offices – 6,500+ implementing church partners – 1,500,000+ registered children • 12 fundraising countries – thousands of supporting church partners • additional Global Advocacy work
  4. 4. 4 Keys for Effective Partnerships 1. Purpose 2. Posture 3. Principles 4. Planning
  5. 5. Purpose Compassion’s partnership definition: “A Compassion partnership is a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship between Compassion and another entity for the purpose of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’name beyond the capacity of either partner individually.”
  6. 6. Posture From Compassion’s commitments to the church: “Compassion will embrace our role as ‘parachurch’ and affirm that we are, by godly design, called to serve the church.”
  7. 7. Principles Compassion’s partnership principles: “Partnership… 1. Is founded upon our identity in Christ. 2. Seeks mutually respectful and beneficial relationships. 3. Accepts mutual responsibility and commitment. 4. Produces visible transformation and outcomes.”
  8. 8. Planning Partnership Agreement Partnership Planning Journeying Together Co- Evaluation Informal depiction of on-going partnership cycle:
  9. 9. 4 Keys for Effective Partnerships 1. Purpose 2. Posture 3. Principles 4. Planning

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