Effective collaboration can result in enduring, positive community change, yet it remains elusive for many. In October 2016, the Fund for Our Economic Future -- with support from its community foundation members -- published a resource guide for civic leaders grappling with collaboration in their communities.
Collaboration: A Handbook from the Fund for Our Economic Future encapsulates the Fund's lessons from its experiences operating within multiple collaborative environments over the last 13 years and offers concrete guidance on how to move from "coblaboration" to true, effective collaboration.
Author Chris Thompson, formerly the Fund's director of regional engagement, distills how to know if the conditions are right for a collaboration to be possible, what is needed to make it successful, how to get back on track if it steers off course, and how to evaluate if it’s working.
Download the Handbook here. An online collaboration resource is available here. For more information or to receive a hard copy of the book, please email Director of Communications Sara McCarthy.