Nonprofits work hard to accomplish their missions, often with limited resources but with unlimited needs. The question often is how to go about leveraging your limited resources into more than what you started with, and the answer can involve developing strategic partnerships and joint ventures with other nonprofits as well as for-profit organizations.
Now, more than ever, basic survival requires an ability to build meaningful collaborations and beneficial partnerships. By working together, organizations, businesses, individuals and groups can accomplish more than they can alone. But, it can be challenging to understand how to cultivate strategic partners. How do you identify potential stakeholders and get them to the table? And, how do you create value for your potential partners while maintaining the integrity of your mission? Creating win-win situations for everyone involved requires creative thinking, careful attention to details, and dedicated effort. But the payoffs are strong and viable partnerships that can catapult your nonprofit to the next level. Join Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant, as she explores ways to identify your opportunities, steps to take to develop your partnerships and joint ventures, and how to mobilize your resources for success.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Understand how to increase awareness of your nonprofit in your community by leveraging the reputation and expertise of a partner
- Identify how to identify opportunities for forming strategic partnerships and collaborations
- Learn key strategies for communicating with potential partners
- Identify steps to take to make and nurture your connections
- Understand ways to leverage your connections and achieve your mission
- Review how to negotiate a partnership arrangement which not only identifies respective resources and responsibilities, but also enhances your mission and identification with your community
- Review examples of successful collaborations and partnerships
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Collaborations, Partnerships & Joint Ventures: Guidance for Building Win-Win Cross-Sector Relationships” is Lynn Ivey. Lynn is a consultant, trainer and speaker for nonprofits throughout the US. Her nonprofit experience spans more than 20 years and includes senior executive and leadership positions with healthcare, education, and family support/intervention programs. Her roles have been diverse including: administrator of one of South Carolina’s largest nonprofit hospice programs, director and coordinator of volunteer programs, personnel manager, social worker, staff trainer, clinical instructor, and preschool director. Lynn is a licensed social worker and long-term care administrator with a strong passion for building stronger communities. Because of her wealth of first-hand experience, both in senior nonprofit executive and volunteer positions, she is a sought-after speaker and has been invited to present at national, state and regional events and conferences. In addition to her professional work, she also has a wealth of volunteer experience including: women’s shelters, a theater company, U.S. Navy Family Service Center, and scouting. She has also held volunteer positions serving on the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals CEO Steering Committee, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Cancer Control Advisory Committee, and the South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes Board of Directors, to mention only a few.