Collaboration in a Changing Context

Publication date: 
October, 2010
This paper from the GVSU Johnson Center Community Research Institute explores partnerships and collaboration from a foundation lens as philanthropy seeks to work together in new collaborative ways with each other, nonprofits/grantees, and additional partners across sectors in a rapidly changing context and landscape. It is framed around the general question of, “In looking ahead, what do foundations need to be thinking about (aware of) as they engage in and support partnership efforts?” This includes outlining various approaches and types of collaboratives that involve foundations, the unique and often challenging roles that foundations can play in such efforts, and the related complexities and nuances in the success (and failure) of meaningful partnerships.
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