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Collaboration is key.

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Collaboration has been a trend in fundraising for some time now.  Funders, in particular, are looking for innovative approaches that involve multiple, independent nonprofits collaborating to solve problems.  And nonprofits, too, have long collaborated with each other to improve individual organizational performance and to lift the sector overall.  Target Analytics, with their collaborative benchmarking, was, I believe, one of the first to organize, in a large-scale way, nonprofits sharing confidential information for the good of all.

Loyal reader, Bob Price, of the Lebanon Valley Brethern Home, in Palmyra, PA, recently let me know of an initiative he’s helped launch that continues in this tradition.  The Senior Care Development Network is “a fellowship of fund raisers dedicated to the needs of seniors coming together for mutual support, networking, celebration, and the sharing of information.”   While this grew out of a collaboration of nonprofits in the Susquehanna Valley area of Pennsylvania, membership is open to any organization serving seniors and their approach can be a model for other communities and other service sectors.

Phyllis

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Written by Phyllis Freedman

December 21, 2009 at 11:45 pm

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