Friday, April 28, 2017: Annual Conference for Nonprofits
Practicing the Art of Working Together: Public/Private and Peer Partnerships – facilitated by Mark D. Bennett, Decision Resources, Inc.
An increasing number of nonprofit organizations are discovering the benefits of forming collaborative associations with peer organizations, government and quasi-government entities, and grantor organizations. These collaborations often require development of clearly written agreements which can sometimes be simple and other times quite complex.
The workshop took place April 28, 2017, with full-capacity attendance. The benefits and process of developing effective agreements that not only help nonprofits achieve their missions but also build trusting relationships that efficiently deploy limited resources were discussed. Presenters from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos Public Schools and Los Alamos County presented information about the purpose, mechanics and success stories of these collaborative partnerships.
This conference was jointly sponsored by Los Alamos Community Foundation in partnership with United Way of Northern New Mexico. Special thanks to the LANL Foundation for funding support and the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos for providing space for the conference.