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Judith L. Bell   Vice President of Nonprofit ServicesCommunity Foundation of Sarasota County           judi@cfsarasota.org...
The resource local nonprofits trust     for guidance in buildingstrong, successful organizations.
Today:• Many ways to collaborate•Examples of collaboration•Are you ready for partnership?•Some cautions
What factors have driven theemphasis on collaboration? •Do More With Less?
“The New Normal”
Can Collaboration help us:   “Move the Needle”
Alachua County 990 filings
501C (3)’s in Alachua County
It’s a Cooperative    World Now
La Piana’s Partnership MatrixAdministration                                                                               ...
A handshake can be good enough…
(www.lapiana.org)Administration                                                                                       Mana...
Formal collaboration:
La Piana’s Partnership MatrixAdministration                                                                               ...
www.lodestarfoundation.org
Collaboration Prize Winner:
Why Might you Consider              Collaboration:                                       Collaboration Prize 2008Maximize ...
How do collaborative relationships               begin?Executives talking to each other      48%Board members talking to e...
In the beginning…take baby steps
What are some possible BARRIERS          to collaboration?Fear of losing identityLack of trustCulture differencesForced re...
• “Coming together is a beginning;  staying together is a process; and  working together is a success.”                  H...
The partnership is an instrument, not  the end…where will it take you.
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Collaboration (Judi Bell)

  1. 1. Judith L. Bell Vice President of Nonprofit ServicesCommunity Foundation of Sarasota County judi@cfsarasota.org 941 556 7102 www.cfsarasota.org/nonprofitcenter
  2. 2. The resource local nonprofits trust for guidance in buildingstrong, successful organizations.
  3. 3. Today:• Many ways to collaborate•Examples of collaboration•Are you ready for partnership?•Some cautions
  4. 4. What factors have driven theemphasis on collaboration? •Do More With Less?
  5. 5. “The New Normal”
  6. 6. Can Collaboration help us: “Move the Needle”
  7. 7. Alachua County 990 filings
  8. 8. 501C (3)’s in Alachua County
  9. 9. It’s a Cooperative World Now
  10. 10. La Piana’s Partnership MatrixAdministration Management Services Administrative Consolidation Organization • Contracting for services • Exchanging services • Sharing services Collaboration • Information Parent /Subsidiary Corporate Merger sharing • Program Joint Programming Corporation coordination • Single focus or program • Joint planning • Multi-focus or program • Integrated system Joint VentureProgram Greater Autonomy Greater Integration
  11. 11. A handshake can be good enough…
  12. 12. (www.lapiana.org)Administration Management Services Administrative Consolidation Organization • Contracting for services • Exchanging services • Sharing services Collaboration • Information Parent /Subsidiary Corporate Merger sharing • Program Joint Programming Corporation coordination • Single focus or program • Joint planning • Multi-focus or program • Integrated system Joint VentureProgram Greater Autonomy Greater Integration
  13. 13. Formal collaboration:
  14. 14. La Piana’s Partnership MatrixAdministration Management Services Administrative Consolidation Organization • Contracting for services • Exchanging services • Sharing services Collaboration • Information Parent /Subsidiary Corporate Merger sharing • Program Joint Programming Corporation coordination • Single focus or program • Joint planning • Multi-focus or program • Integrated system Joint VentureProgram Greater Autonomy Greater Integration
  15. 15. www.lodestarfoundation.org
  16. 16. Collaboration Prize Winner:
  17. 17. Why Might you Consider Collaboration: Collaboration Prize 2008Maximize financial resources 85%Improve quality of services/programs 86%Expand range of services/programs 83%Improve program outcomes 82%Service more clients 82%Achieve administrative efficiencies 65%*644 responses
  18. 18. How do collaborative relationships begin?Executives talking to each other 48%Board members talking to each other 45%Other 30%
  19. 19. In the beginning…take baby steps
  20. 20. What are some possible BARRIERS to collaboration?Fear of losing identityLack of trustCulture differencesForced relationshipsLack of patienceSelf interest
  21. 21. • “Coming together is a beginning; staying together is a process; and working together is a success.” Henry Ford
  22. 22. The partnership is an instrument, not the end…where will it take you.

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