A network of nonprofit funders and intermediaries dedicated to making nonprofits more efficient, effective, and sustainable through sustained collaboration.

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The term “Sustained Collaboration” is used to capture a broad continuum of long-term, organizational collaborations that represent a fundamental change to the business model of two or more partnering nonprofits. These can include: back office consolidation (by contract or agreement, or by creation of a new organization), programmatic joint venture, merger (fully integrated, or with separate corporate structures), alliance, or acquisition.

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The Sustained Collaboration Network Training Institute

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What: The new Sustained Collaboration Network (SCN)—a network of 7+ local pooled funds supporting greater collaboration among nonprofits—is hosting a first-ever online institute for consultants engaged in this work. The…

Nora Hannah, Director of the Arizona Together for Impact Fund, facilitates “How to Find Your Perfect 10: Finding the Right Collaborator for your Organization.”

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Part 1 Part 2 Event Description: Kelly Fryer provides detail and content on the subject of collaborator identification and selection. Kelly has 25+ years of experience as a nonprofit executive,…

Carrie Harlow, Initiative Manager of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative, participated in Envision Consulting’s “The Truth About Strategic Partnerships” webinar on July 15, 2020

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Event Description: In this session we deep dive on the topic of strategic partnerships, including when to consider strategic restructuring, how to assess your organization's readiness, and the first steps…

Carrie Harlow, Initiative Manager of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative, participated in the Center for Nonprofit Management’s “Strategic Restructuring” webinar on August 7, 2020.

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Event Description: Learn what the strategic restructuring process looks like, how to know if it may benefit your organization, and how to seek funding for it. Hear about some of…

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