Building Capacity through Collaboration
Date: August 27, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Johnson Center for Philanthropy
A conversation with Matthew Downey and Terry Horton
Only in the last several years has the nonprofit sector truly advanced its understanding of how to help organizations form healthy and beneficial alliances that are designed to increase capacity, encourage sustainability and enhance impact. Funders often want nonprofits to form more collaborative arrangements, but they too lack knowledge in the area, often going about the process in all of the wrong ways and misusing challenging terms like “merger.”
Nonprofit organizations have been collaborating on programs for years. What’s new is the collaboration continuum and healthier processes for facilitating conversations among organizations. In this Brownbag session the Johnson Center’s Terry Horton and Matthew Downey will discuss key concepts and share insights from their work.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance in order to obtain a parking pass. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch; coffee and tea will be provided.
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Johnson Center for Philanthropy – GVSU
The Johnson Center for Philanthropy serves nonprofits, foundations and others seeking to transform their communities for the common good, and who adapt to constantly changing community conditions.
As a university-based center, we do this through applied research, professional development, the advancement of social technologies, and innovation.