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Three Ways to Maximize Impact Through Collaboration

BeyondGrantmaking_logo_108x108Over the last 10 years, Arabella has helped funders across the nation and around the world collaborate with other funders, grantees, businesses, government agencies, and civic groups. We have seen the power of effective collaboration—and also confronted the barriers to it. Reflecting on that experience, a few lessons stand out. First, funders can benefit from working together even if they don’t have much time or money to invest in collaborative efforts and without taking big risks or sacrificing much decision-making power. Second, collaborative efforts are far more likely to succeed if and when they include 1) systematic alignment of clear and specific goals, 2) sound and fully articulated decision-making structures, and 3) frequent information sharing. Continue reading >

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