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Strategic Alliances/Collaboration

Beyond Collaboration - This document (Adobe pdf) on the topic of strategic restructuring of nonprofits by David La Piana can be viewed on his web site. An extensive document about nonprofit strategic restructuring, including mergers, consolidations and joint ventures.

Developing Strategic Alliances Between Nonprofit Organizations and Businesses - An 88 page workbook by the Drucker Foundation outlines a four-phase process to help your organization prepare to meet the collaboration challenge.

Evaluating Collaboratives: Reaching the Potential - A 190 page guide describing a model for evaluating collaborative efforts. Developed by the University of Wisconsin Extension.

National Network for Collaboration - Expand the knowledge base and skill level of Cooperative Extension System Educators, agency and organizational partners, youth, and citizens by establishing a network that creates environments that foster collaboration and leads to citizen problem solving to improve the lives of children, youth and families.

New Center for Collaborative Leadership - A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping leaders build and manage productive collaborations, partnerships, teams & coalitions.

Sample Collaboration Agreement - An example of a collaboration agreement among several nonprofit corporations to carry out a funded project in which one corporation serves as the lead agency. This sample was produced by the National Economic Development and Law Center. There is also a sample of a collaboration agreement among nonprofit corporations to engage in joint advocacy and fundraising. In addition, you will find a number of other sample legal documents at this web site.

Sample Collaboration Agreement - An example of a collaboration agreement among nonprofit corporations to engage in joint advocacy and fundraising.

The Strategic Alliance Agreement - The SBA's Women's Business Center provides a basic template for elements that should be part of a Strategic Alliance Agreement.

Strategic Solutions - a three-year, foundation-funded initiative dedicated to achieving a major and lasting positive impact on the nonprofit sector’s perception, understanding and use of strategic restructuring, thereby increasing the capacity of organizations to advance their missions. This site has a discussion group, articles and resources related to strategic restructuring. Among the resources are a number of outstanding web-based articles, Case Studies, and tips.

Wilder Foundation - The Wilder Foundation has created a number of resources on the topic of collaboration. See:

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