Whether you’re looking to join an existing community partnership, or you just want to learn more about how nonprofits are working together across Colorado, check out the Colorado Collaboration Database. Search for active Colorado partnerships by keyword, look for collaborations serving a specific Colorado county, or find collaborations that are accepting new partners.
For each collaboration, you’ll see details about: how and why they were formed; the partnership’s structure, purpose, and goals; outcomes and results; and plans for the future.
In a collaboration, a written agreement – a contract, MOU, or another type of formal agreement – is an important tool for building long-term stability and success. The Colorado Collaboration Award has created the MOU Toolkit to help partnerships create sound, comprehensive, flexible agreements.
What makes a successful collaboration? The Colorado Collaboration Award steering committee, in partnership with CausePlanet.org, has developed a series of articles on this topic.
June 13, 2011: Collaboration Series Part 3: New language for collaboration
August 15, 2011: Hallmarks of effective collaboration
February 13, 2012: Collaboration award winner shares six success factors
The Collaboration Prize, a $250,000 national award designed to identify and showcase models of collaboration among nonprofit organizations
Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory: This free online tool will help you assess how your collaboration is doing on 20 research-tested success factors.