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Leading Effective Teams: Key Team Skills

Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Teamwork is vital to the modern, interconnected workplace, yet many people have frustrating team experiences. This practical webinar will identify common misconceptions about teams that can result in practices that limit effectiveness. We will then identify crucial team skills, including: getting on the same page; running... (continued)

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Partnership Power:  Building Relationships for Impact

Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Most of us know the quote, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main". The reality is that we all need relationships to do our work, reach desired outcomes within our organizations, or transform the communities we serve. In this webinar, learn more... (continued)

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Professional Learning Communities - In the Expanded Learning Field (Paper and Guides)

When Expanded Learning staff are well-supported, programs thrive. Too often, however, we rely on short-term fixes, like brief workshops, to help these professionals hone their craft.

Expanded Learning Opportunities can engage young people in meaningful, rigorous learning... (continued)

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Foundation Center's Nonprofit Collaboration Database

Articles and resources for nonprofits interested in collaborating with other nonprofits and with the private and public sectors.


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Successful collaborations for nonprofit organizations

Collaboration has become critical for non-profit organizations. This workshop is the how-to move collaborations forward and what challenges to think through to lay a successful foundation. Research indicates that the "soft skills" are the most important in creating successful collaborations. And that's about... (continued)

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Coming Together - Building Community Collaboration and Consensus

Provides practical information for building collaborative partnerships, identifying and engaging stakeholders, developing and completing goals and objectives, and achieving success.


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Collaboration Factors Inventory: Assessing Your Collaboration's Strengths and Weaknesses

This inventory is a practical tool for discovering how your collaboration is doing on the twenty factors that research has shown influence success. The tool includes instructions for administering, scoring, and interpreting the results, plus a definition of collaboration and... (continued)

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Building Coalitions to Bring About Change

Overview of 2001 Urban Seminar Series on Children's Health and Safety. This seminar explored the most effective strategies for coalition building in the United States, with particular emphasis was placed on building coalitions in order to bring about long lasting improvements to social service and political systems which... (continued)

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Planning Together: How (and How Not) to Engage Stakeholders in Charting a Course

Effectively engaging stakeholders in analyzing a problem together and identifying promising solutions (charting a course) is crucial in problem-solving--but fraught with pitfalls. The "Planning Together" tool from MIT’s Community Problem=Solving Project shows how to design and manage... (continued)

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Foundations, Nonprofits Increase Emphasis on Social Capital

This article discusses various strategies for building social capital and how more organizations are relying on collective action, not monetary means, as a way to build social capital.

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The Collaboration Menu: Choosing Your Entrée

In an era of growing demand and shrinking budgets, there is no better time for non-profits to explore collaboration as an innovative way to reduce operating expenses while maintaining, or even enhancing services. This resource will help you determine if collaboration is right for you.

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A Primer on Network Analysis for Nonprofits

What are networks and why should you care about them? This 2-page FAQ document answers frequently asked questions about networks and network analysis.

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Forming Alliances: Working Together to Achieve Mutual Results

Alliances make good sense for nonprofits, much of the time. But success with alliances requires that they be used wisely, and with a good understanding of which kinds of alliances will result in the best outcomes given the conditions and need. This guide will help you understand and strategically form alliances that work at a lower level of intensity.



Who Wants a Wiki?

Wikis can add a lot to an organization's productivity. They are designed to be shared resources so that staff members can collegially work on documents such as grant proposals, newsletters, reports, etc. It's an option that should be considered, particularly if your work involves people from different locations.

The Sharing Entity offering such... (continued)


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Working the Middle: Roles and Challenges of Intermediaries

Intermediaries are becoming increasingly important in social change and community development fields. "This tool outlines the useful roles that go-betweens can play, offers guidance on the capacities they need to play those roles more effectively, and illustrates the process of figuring out whether and... (continued)

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Understanding the Options: Collaboration Models for Community Organizations

Is your organization facing funding cutbacks, increased service demands, or government contract restructuring? This resource presents collaboration as a strategy for adapting to change. Specifically, this resource details 30 innovative suggestions for collaboration, experiences of other... (continued)

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Rethinking Collaboration

There's a lot of talk about partnerships, coalitions, mergers, and alliances these days, and for good reason. Whatever you choose to call it, collaboration makes sense. But how do you know if collaboration is right for your organization? This resource will help you make that decision.

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