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Intro To Collaboration F2 Face10 22 08

  1. 1. Introduction to Collaboration October 22, 2008 2008 Funding Resources Face to Face Conference Detroit, Michigan Presented by: Angela Smith & Michael DiRamio City Connect Detroit City Connect Detroit
  2. 2. Desired Outcomes • Participants generally understand what successful collaboration is, how it works in practice, and how it can help address community issues. • Participants understand some of the challenges and opportunities created by collaborating with others. • Participants have a sense of what they can do to be an effective collaborator. • Participants know where they can go for additional information and resources.
  3. 3. Outline 1. Introductions 2. Collaboration… defined challenges and opportunities examples in action 3. Mock Collaborative (interactive session) 4. Additional Ideas and Resources
  4. 4. Hello My Name is… • Name • Organization
  5. 5. What is Collaboration? Working together with others to achieve a common goal
  6. 6. Standards for Successful Collaboration1 1. An appropriate mix of members from across sectors. 2. A clear purpose and vision. 3. Clear and stated goals with timelines for achieving them. 4. A manageable and agreed upon pace of meetings. 5. Effective meeting management procedures. 6. Ongoing and frequent communications. 7. An established fundraising goal. 8. A funding plan. 9. Consideration of collaborative role and positioning in political and social climate. 10. Clear expectations for “lifespan” of collaborative. 11. Effective leadership and shared opportunities to lead. 1 Mattesich, Paul W. Collaboration: What Makes it Work, Second Edition. Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN. May 2001.
  7. 7. Why Collaborate? • Whole is greater than sum of the parts • Leverage more funding opportunities • Grow your relationships • Increase your potential to create new, more holistic solutions for the community
  8. 8. Opportunities • What are your stories of success?
  9. 9. City Connect Detroit Collaboratives Prisoner Re-Entry Growing Well African American Business Alliance Motown’s Downtowns Detroit Data Access to Recreation Partnership Detroit Collaborative to End Basic Human Homelessness Needs Detroit Food Together & Fitness Collaborative North End Neighborhood Mentoring Compassion Collaborative Collaborative Capital Detroit Positive Youth Development Long-Term Care City of Detroit Collaborative African Principal American Management Service for a Day Cultural Organizations Coalition City of Highland Park Wayne County
  10. 10. Collaboratives are able to… • Champion • Facilitate • Educate • Demonstrate
  11. 11. Detroit Positive Youth Development Collaborative DPYD Partners • Communities in Schools, Youth Development Commission, Youth Connection, Children’s Aid Society, Mayor’s Time, Children’s Center, City Connect Detroit, Southeastern Village, Southwest Counseling and Development Services
  12. 12. Detroit Positive Youth Development Collaborative 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool Programming Partnership: Detroit Public Schools, Children’s Aid Society, The Children’s Center, Communities in Schools, Youth Development Commission Service: Delivery of Afterschool Programming to 55 Detroit Public Schools
  13. 13. Detroit Positive Youth Development Collaborative Social Enrichment Activities • Martial Arts • Team Sports • Fine Arts • Multi-Cultural Dance • Theater • Basket Weaving • Poetry • Technology Assistance • Crafts • Website Development Opportunities and Challenges Opportunities Challenges •Trust •Academic and Social •Contract Development Enrichment for Students •Changes in Management •Safety between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. •Millions of dollars in funding for afterschool Programs
  14. 14. Common Challenges • Trust • Money • Decision-making • Leadership • Transparency • Accountability • Challenges you have experienced?
  15. 15. The JOURNEY : Putting Collaboration into Practice “Our learnings about collaboration have been Nonprofit Sector profound and offer hope for nonprofits, businesses and other organizations to achieve greater impact, even in tough times. WE ARE CONVINCED THAT IMPROVING LIVES HINGES ON ORGANIZATIONS SUCCESSFULLY WORKING TOGETHER, ACROSS Private SECTORS, AROUND COMMON For Profit Sector Public Sector GOALS.” -Geneva J. Williams
  16. 16. Exercise: Mock Collaborative Groups of 4 – 6 people Objective: Participate in a Mock Strategic Planning Session (mission statement, goals, stakeholder selection) Skills Practiced: Consensus Building, Facilitation, Listening, Collaboration Target Populations • Youth • Schools • Senior Citizens • Community and Economic Revitalization
  17. 17. Collaboration Technologies • WIKI • Social Networking • List servers • Caveat – These can enhance, not replace traditional means (in person, phone, etc.)
  18. 18. “Spider Web” Activity • How can you be an effective collaborator? • What qualities strengthen capacity to collaborate?
  19. 19. Collaboration – Tips and Takeaways • Look around before you start a project • Look for existing collaborations to join • If you are starting your own collaboration: – Focus on the issue and creating community outcomes – Take stock and use assets…yours and others – Be patient and willing to share (set the example) • Complex issues -- one organization cannot do it alone • Collaboration builds capacity for funding
  20. 20. Additional Resources • • • Mattesich, Paul W. Collaboration: What Makes it Work, Second Edition. Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN. May 2001.