Welcome to the Collaboration Hub!
The Collaboration Hub serves as a home to vast resources related to collaboration in the social sector. This Hub includes valuable publications, questions and answers, links to videos and podcasts, blog posts, and a comprehensive, searchable collection of 650+ profiles of vetted collaborations submitted for the Collaboration Prize in 2009 and 2011.
We encourage you to start by searching the Nonprofit Collaboration Database, where each profile provides information about the collaboration’s participants, methods, successes, challenges, and lessons learned. Looking for funding prospects or collaborators?
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2017 Collaboration Prize Opening Soon
The Lodestar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Collaboration Prize, a national competition to celebrate exemplary nonprofit collaborations. Collaboration is a valuable and strategic way for nonprofits to increase the impact of their work. Nonprofits that effectively collaborate can serve as models to inspire the rest of us.
The application period runs from October 3 to November 16, 2016. Learn more about the Collaboration Prize at www.thecollaborationprize.org.
The Collaborative Map
The Collaborative Map created by La Piana Consulting presents the range of ways that independent organizations can come together in pursuit of a shared goal. It offers a definition and example for each "type".
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:
- Try FDO Quick Start to get basic profiles now
- Subscribe to FDO to get more detailed profiles and search options on your own device
- Visit our Funding Information Network locations for free access to full-featured FDO Professional, Foundation Maps, and other Foundation Center resources
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 or the Internet to research organizations that would complement your own work
From the Blog
Questions? Get Answers from our Knowledge Base
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Where can I find examples of policies, procedures, and guidelines for fiscal sponsorship agreements?
Where can I find information about collaboration and other kinds of strategic alliances?
Where can I find out more about shared space opportunities for my nonprofit?
Where can I find information about advisory boards for nonprofits?
Emerging Reports from IssueLab
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
The Research Alliance for New York City Schools
Assessing New York City's Youth Gun Violence Crisis: Crews - Volume I - Defining the Problem: Crews and Gun Violence
Citizens Crime Commission of New York City
A Model for Collaboration and Results: How Cross-agency Collaboration Helped Hampton, Va., Build a Broad Array of Child and Family Services
Annie E. Casey Foundation
2015 White House Conference on Aging
National Center for Creative Aging
National Endowment for the Arts
Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy