Partnerships are relationships between two or
more organizations where all parties agree to work together. This workshop
provided participants with the general steps to partnership building --
- identifying goals, assets, and potential
- creating successful partnerships; and
- sustaining partnerships.
This session featured presentations by Betty
Milton, the Service Coordinator at the Browns Wood Neighborhood Networks
Center in Browns Woods, New Jersey; Tarrie Cooper and Steve Langstaff, HUD
Neighborhood Networks Coordinators; and Jerry Garcia, Neighborhood Networks
Project staff. These presentations included tips on forming successful partnerships.
The tips included:
- Prioritize center needs and identify where
a partnership is needed;
- Consider the resources currently available
in the community;
- Determine the type of partnership needed;
- Brainstorm potential partners;
- Think about what the center can offer the
- Weigh the pros and cons of a partnership;
- Do a reality check to see if the partnership
is really what the center needs.
The Neighborhood Networks national technical
assistance team can provide more detailed information about partnership
building at Neighborhood Networks centers. Visit the Neighborhood
Networks web site at www.neighborhoodnetworks.org for more information.