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Innovation: The Power and Truth About Collaboration

By Julie Drybrough, Organizational Consultant, fuchsiablue

This week we are pleased to have a guest blog from UK-based Julie Drybrough of fuchsiablue. She highlights the power of collaboration for outcomes bigger than any one organization could achieve on their own. Done well, it enables innovation, creates greater value and strengthens commitments from a broader range of people and organizations. But like anything that delivers great results, collaboration takes hard work, flexibility AND courage. Julie provides her insights into The Truth About Collaboration (more…)

Cause Marketing versus Sponsorship – What’s the difference?

By Jocelyne Daw

heart_cogsAt JS Daw & Associates, multi-stakeholder partnerships are core to our business. Partnerships come in many different forms and can be applied across a wide range of situations. The relationships between partners can have varying degrees of depth and length.

A question I often get asked is “What is the difference between cause marketing partnerships and sponsorship?” I am happy to share my insights into these two mutually-beneficial, but more commercial forms of business-community partnerships. In my perspective, the difference between the two is simple. It’s in the tactics and the benefits of each execution. (more…)

Principles, Not Playbooks Drive Partnerships

By Jocelyne Daw

yourstory-partnershipMulti-stakeholder partnerships are more and more seen as a key way to tackle the complicated and complex challenges we face as a society. I am a great champion of the power of partnership and believe that they can really make a significant difference. However, too many collaborations jump head first into the partnership without considering the complicated mechanics of ‘how’ to successfully partner. (more…)

Reflections from the Partnership Brokers Community of Practice

By Jocelyne Daw

partnership-legalraastaAt the end of June I attended the global Partnership Brokers Association’s weeklong Community of Practice. Almost 20 Partnership Broker practitioner trainers from around the world gathered to study and reflect on how to strengthen the partnership process through the emerging profession of Partnership Brokers. The Community of Practice meeting involves sharing new ideas, evolving the training material and learning from thought-provoking discussion. Here are three highlights from the week: (more…)

Five Reasons to Sign Up For Partnership Brokers Training this Spring!

Partnership-DefinitionBy Jocelyne Daw

If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together”African Proverb 

It can be said that partnering creates a whole that is significantly greater than the sum of the individual parts, and in the process builds greater value than any one partner could achieve on their own. But what does it take to make a partnership successful? What makes some partnership successful and others not? And why is partnership broker training critical to the success of any partnership?
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Partnership Brokers – Training for Stronger Partnerships

By Jocelyne Daw

In a couple of weeks I leave for London, UK and Wales for the global Partnership Brokers Association’s weeklong Community of Practice. Leading partnership practitioners from around the world gather to study and reflect on how to strengthen the partnership process through the emerging profession of Partnership Brokers. Partnering is critical if we are to create more inclusive and sustainable communities. Partnership Brokers aim to support and strengthen partnerships through innovative and skilled management of collaborative processes. (more…)

Reflections From 2 Partnership Brokers Association Courses!

By Rachel Adrian

CShlxgRVEAIJIUh.jpg_largeIf you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together”

–African Proverb 

It can be said that partnering creates a whole that is significantly greater than the sum of the individual parts, and in the process builds greater value than any one partner could achieve on their own. But what does it take to make a partnership successful? And what value does partnership broker training bring to the partnership?

We recently hosted 2 partnership brokers courses in partnership with the UK Based, Partnership Broker’s Association. The courses are a great introduction to partnerships and the partnering cycle. (more…)

Profits + Purpose: Trico Homes – A Calgary Success Story

By Rachel Adrian

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Is it possible for a company to achieve a social purpose while also delivering solid profits? Forward-looking organizations are already focusing on how to balance profit and purpose. Calgary-based Trico Homes is an excellent example of a business that has integrated a strong social purpose into its very core. Wayne Chiu and Trico Homes have redefined how they support community in a way that delivers value for the community and the business. We are thrilled to share this case study about a recent Trico Homes project that will benefit Calgarian families for years to come. (more…)

Collaborative Leadership for Value Creation

By Jocelyne Daw

2Collaborative leadership is critical to progress in today’s ever-changing society. A more collaborative model allows for greater social and business value creation and a better leveraging of resources. Creating shared value requires employees to develop new collaborative leadership skills that enable them to build innovative, deeper relationships. The recent Shared Value Leadership Summit highlighted the importance of partnerships and new forms of collaboration – inside and outside of an organization. To unlock the full potential of shared value in helping to resolve today’s toughest problems demands collaborating with others in businesses, governments, and civil society. (more…)