Term Collaboration Development
Code TP-5900.1600
Definition Programs that help nonprofit organizations, small businesses and other groups develop or participate in temporary cooperative relationships in which two or more organizations agree to confer, share information or work together toward some mutual benefit while keeping their status as separate organizations and retaining their decision-making power and autonomy. Examples of collaborative efforts include information sharing, cooperative needs assessment activities, joint planning, program coordination, cooperative fundraising, shared staff or volunteers, joint purchasing, and implementation of cooperative support functions such as public relations, marketing, staff training and other activities that maximize the resources available to collaborative members.
Created 9/15/03
Changed 7/26/07
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External Classification Terms Nonprofit Management (NTE S50)
Organizational Development & Training (NPC S04)
Other Government/Economic Services (AIRS OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Program Coordination (UW 8.2.02.11)
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Facet Service
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Bibliographic References The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook: The Leader’s Guide to Considering, Negotiating and Executing a Merger, David LaPiana, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, July, 2000.

Standards for Professional Information & Referral, The Alliance of Information and Referrals Systems, Inc., (AIRS), http://airs.org

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