The ability to collaborate effectively with diverse partners is a critical leadership skill, whether you are building or strengthening a coalition, engaging with the communities most affected by the issues you address, or partnering with other nonprofit organizations to advance a shared goal. Partners can contribute essential skills, relationships, and resources to your efforts; they also bring credibility and support to your programs, and increase the impact and reach of your work, by ensuring that key stakeholders have a voice in decision-making.
While the benefits are clear, partnership work is inherently challenging. Using real-world examples from collaborative efforts in the nonprofit field, this interactive course will demonstrate best practices for effective partnerships, allow you to practice playing a role in managing conflict with partners, and provide useful tools that you can apply to clarify partner roles, track progress, and collaborate successfully.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Nonprofit professionals tasked with leading or supporting external partnership efforts.
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