By Hanne Dalmut, Director of Social Impact, Concordia
Despite its increasing occurrence in the global community, and its elevation through the Sustainable Development Goals, the act of partnering remains a challenge across all sectors. Doers need to share about what works — and what doesn’t – if we are to create a partnering model that enables sustainability and scale capable of achieving the 2030 Agenda.
A recent conversation among representatives of successful partnering initiatives hosted by Concordia and Palladium at the 2017 Concordia Annual Summit yielded applicable best practices for partnering. While each partnership is unique, here are 6 (nearly) universal rules about partnering for positive social impact:
These findings stem from the 2017 Concordia Annual Summit Strategic Dialogue “Practicalities of Partnership Building: Best Practices from the P3 Impact Award Finalists”. Participants included partnering representatives from the public and private sector, experts in the shared impact space, and the five finalist partnerships for the P3 Impact Award, an annually issued award recognizing innovation and excellence in the partnership space. You can watch the full discussion here.