Effective Collaboration


Effective Collaboration (preamble)

In an environment where funders are placing increasing pressure on the charitable and not-for-profit sector

Used broadly to define a group or cluster of agencies that share some commonality. Here ‘the sector’ refers to community based agencies that serve immigrants and refugees in Ontario. Other relevant sectors include the broader non‐profit sector (sometimes referred to as the voluntary sector), and the community social services sector.

to work together, organizations can commit to collaborations on the fly without taking the time to make thoughtful and informed decisions. It is important to ensure that your organization is ready to effectively develop and sustain collaborations and assess the value of your investment in time and resource. Organizations must build and nurture clear and transparent relationships with the right partners. OCASI’s OrgWise Organizational Standard project explores the subject in a two part webinar.

Effective Collaboration Video 1- Being an Effective Collaboration Partner

Presented by: Heather Graham and Linda Mollenhauer


This webinar on collaboration will ensure you can be an effective collaboration partner.   You will get answer to such as ‘is my organization ready to collaborate?’ ‘How do we select and nurture the right partners?’   Graham, H; Mollenhauer, L (March 26, 2013), Effective Collaboration, Being an Effective Collaboration Partner: 34.53 



Effective Collaboration Video 2 - Making your Collaboration Work

Presented by: Heather Graham and Linda Mollenhauer


This webinar on collaboration titled, making your collaboration work is the second in our Effective Collaboration series. Questions such as: ‘how does governanceRefers to the source of strategic thinking and decisions that shape and direct an organization and its work and where, ultimately, accountability lies. Includes anything related to non‐profit boards as well as strategic leadership issues. look different in collaboration?’ ‘How do we build trust and effectively manage conflict?’ ‘What are key components of collaboration agreement?’ are addressed. Graham, H; Mollenhauer, L (April 9, 2013), Effective Collaboration, Making your Collaboration Work: 38.47