The Collaboration Hub database includes the Nonprofit Collaboration Database, a comprehensive, searchable collection of 650+ profiles on four types of collaborations: back-office consolidation, joint programming, mergers, and alliances. These profiles are vetted collaborations that were submitted for the Collaboration Prize in 2009 and 2011, and each of them provides information about the collaboration’s participants, methods, successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
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I want to see collaborations in which partners:
- purchase goods or services together
- share (co-locate) or better utilize space
- combine marketing efforts
- share development (fundraising) activities
- form a new organization to deliver a program or provide administrative services
- share planning or delivery of programs or services
- form a confederation
- merge - resulting in one integrated organization
- merge - resulting in an affiliate or subsidiary relationship
- share staff
- share staff training
Advocacy funder collaboratives
Examine what makes an effective advocacy funder collaborative and learn ways to overcome sticking points with this new set of resources drawing on the wisdom of grantmakers with deep experience in this kind of work. Created in partnership with the Atlas Learning Project, this one-stop Grantcraft collection includes 40+ reports and reflection pieces about multi-party advocacy efforts from IssueLab.
Looking for funding prospects?
The Collaboration Hub isn’t designed to find funding prospects. Instead, please use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), our searchable database of grantmakers. How to access FDO:
Looking to collaborate with other organizations?
The Collaboration Hub isn’t designed to be a matching service. Organizations listed here may or may not be open to new partners; contact them directly for definitive answers. Here are other ways to find potential partners:
- Consider organizations that you’ve with worked before or are otherwise familiar with
- Ask your professional networks to suggest organizations with similar or complimentary missions or target populations
- Check out GuideStar to research organizations that would complement your own work
Learn about nonprofit collaboration
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