Building Partnerships

May 19, 2012

This post is adapted from a section that was cut from the manuscript of my book titled, A Day of Hope.


Just as we talked earlier about how you’re going to need many volunteers to help you, you’re also going to need other nonprofit programs and organizations to help you. You surely can’t do this alone, and the more people you promise to serve, the more help you’re going to need. And that means building partnerships.

Building partnership can be fun. If done effectively, you will make friends and develop great relationships with the organizations you partner with. Many of the friends I have today are the result of getting to know them by partnering together to serve people in our community.

There’s great satisfaction when you successfully partner with another organization because you know you served more people together than you could have on your own. When you partner with another organization you’re able to leverage the strengths, weaknesses and resources each of you have. 

You don’t need a fancy 501(c)3 nonprofit organization tax id number, all you need is an organization in your community that you can partner with. In the next chapter, I’ll give you more details on how to partner with a program and all the things that go along with it. But for now, I want to you realize and see that partnering with another organization is a key part of A Day of Hope and that’s something that you’re going to have to develop if you plan to do the project.

Question: How do you build partnerships with others?

Christopher L. Scott

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Christopher Scott is Small Groups Pastor at Rocky Hilly Community Church in Exeter, CA. He has more than ten years of experience leading volunteers, running nonprofit programs, and teaching the Bible in small group settings. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University and master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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