1. Working with Other Organizations: Your Checklist for Successful Relationships

Working with Other Organizations: Your Checklist for Successful Relationships

Working with Other Organizations: Your Checklist for Successful Relationships
Event ID: 15279
Session ID: 14453

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant
Price: $299.00, 
On-Demand  includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? CEOs, executive directors, board members, business leaders, volunteer managers, HR managers, program managers, supervisors, department heads, advocates, funders, outreach & education managers, and nonprofit staff

The challenges and issues that nonprofits are working to address are often too complex for any one agency to solve alone. Therefore, working together in alliances, coalitions, networks, partnerships and collaborations is essential. In addition to expanded services and solving complex needs, benefits of these relationships include increased shared knowledge, the ability to pool and leverage resources, inspiring creativity and innovation, and transformation of our practices. From serving the same population every day to co-sponsoring an annual fundraising event, effective relationships bring people together in new ways — with shared goals and a common purpose. But, what type of relationship works best for what you are trying to accomplish? How do groups avoid the common dangers of ineffective meetings, cumbersome decision making, or competing agendas? What are the best ways to ensure your group gains traction so they can obtain the needed results?

Please join Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant, as she explores ways to build a strong framework for new and existing relationships. Learn key strategies for navigating the stages and challenges of establishing your group, identifying your shared vision and goals, building consensus, and achieving long-term success. By understanding these key concepts, nonprofit leaders will be able to design mutually beneficial and highly effective relationships that stand the test of time and meet their goals.


ust a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Understand a range of relationships types that can enhance your ability to achieve your mission
  • Identify key components for your group’s framework and clarify key roles
  • Examine possible stakeholders to bring to the table – and learn how to keep them involved and committed to the group’s purpose
  • Realize a range of benefits that effective relationships can bring to your cause
  • Review key principles for designing resilient collaborations and partnerships
  • Consider ways to gather the necessary resources to integrate services or resolve complex issues
  • Understand how to build momentum as your relationships grow
  • Identify ways to revitalize an existing relationship and make it more effective
  • Review ways to build trust, reinforce core values and clarify decision-making processes
  • Review practical tips and case studies


Your conference leader for “Working with Other Organizations: Your Checklist for Success” 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 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.

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