Collaboration requires a significant commitment of time and resources. Before making a decision to invest, do your homework and assess whether there is the right fit with your organization’s priorities, capacities, risk tolerance and values.
A youth centre with considerable experience working in collaboration was approached by the local University to partner on a large scale, multi-year research and student practicum project. In the process of assessing organizational fit, they determined that the opportunity aligned with their new strategic plan and could enhance the Centre’s future visibility. Board and Staff members confirmed that they had the capacity to effectively participate, and that there was adequate funding to support the work of the collaboration.