A new publication provides best practice advice and downloadable tools for organisations who want to improve their collaborative projects and initiatives.
Those of us in the third sector often talk about working together, working in partnership, in collaboration, in movements and alliances, using multi-stakeholder processes, or harmonising and synchronising our work. It didn’t take too long to rattle off a few common terms! The hope of improved outcomes and results drives us on ‘together’. But are we really working together and really collaborating well?
Effective collaboration does not appear from nowhere. It requires substantial effort and consideration of how you think as an individual, as well as the culture of your organisation. We must be intentional about setting up effective collaboration in our work.
A new resource, How to Strengthen Collaboration, developed by GNDR and The Partnering Initiative aims to better connect civil society actors across sectors. Filled with practical tools, the guide is designed to address the barriers to effective partnerships in a more coordinated way.
Here are seven tools to think about to sharpen our collaboration practice: