Working Together for Social Change Through
Historically, nonprofit organizations have sought out relationships with external entities such as large financial institutions and other entities outside of the community they serve. These valuable relationships enable major programs and affordable housing developments that would not have been possible without the joint effort. However, when it comes to outreach and increasing the organization's value in the community, often it’s the relationships inside of the community that make all of the difference. These inside stakeholders including faith based entities, police and fire, fraternal organizations and small business understand community dynamics and have gained the trust of residents. During this training we will discuss cultivating relationships with grassroots organizations and nontraditional partners to increase program effectiveness. We will discuss how these entities work and communicate within our community then learn how to develop community wide initiatives that foster true change in our service areas. We will learn about communicating and working with these stakeholders and also explore mutual benefits of collaborations. Discuss how to develop strategies for attracting and vetting potential partnerships in your community
You will learn:
- How to cultivate relationships with grassroots organizations and nontraditional partners to increase program effectiveness.
- How to develop community wide initiatives that foster change.
- How to communicate and work with nontraditional stakeholders and the mutual benefits of such collaboration.
- Strategies for attracting and vetting potential partnerships in your community.