On January 30, the Catalyst Fund hosted an event to
celebrate the release of two new publications highlighting emerging lessons and
success stories in nonprofit collaborations.
The event represented an important milestone in building momentum and
infrastructure for supporting strategic collaborations among nonprofits in the
Boston area. The event featured a panel
of nonprofit leaders who have recently engaged in strategic collaborations
through the support of the Catalyst Fund.
The panelists addressed a standing-room only crowd of nonprofit leaders,
providing an open and honest dialogue about their objectives and motivations
for collaboration and the challenges associated with planning and
implementation. While the nonprofit
sector has historically shied away from structured collaborations, audience
questions and feedback presented a picture of eager and engaged nonprofit
leaders looking for tactical guidance on how to find and initiate conversations
with potential partners.
Weren’t able to participate
in person? An archived video of the
event can be seen below or here:
Still want to learn more? The Catalyst Fund’s Interim Assessment Report (pdf) provides key insights into the characteristics of successful collaborations and shares additional stories of lessons learned in the pursuit of nonprofit collaborations.
The Catalyst Fund will be reviewing applications on a quarterly basis in 2013. For more information about the application process, guidelines and timeframe please visit the Catalyst Fund’s website.