Summary

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Thank you for taking the time to view this e-learning lesson on sustaining positive TTA outcomes through community partnerships. A partnership between a nonprofit and the community can connect the organization more deeply to the area it serves, while simultaneously strengthening its reach and capacity. The same applies to partnerships among nonprofit peers. Understanding the importance of these relationships can help you, as an intermediary, better serve nonprofits.

Thank you for learning more about establishing community partnerships.

Based on this lesson’s content, you should now be better equipped to:

  1. Explain the importance of promoting community involvement and promoting networking among nonprofits;
  2. Identify resources to help your organization implement these practices; and
  3. Apply the practices to training and technical assistance for the nonprofits with whom you work.

Consult these references for additional resources on community partnerships.

The National Council of Nonprofits (www.councilofnonprofits.org )
As the nation’s largest nonprofit network, the National Council of Nonprofits aims to help nonprofits manage and lead more effectively, collaborate and exchange solutions, engage in policy issues affecting the nonprofit sector, and achieve greater impact within the community.  The National Council of Nonprofits operates state-level associations throughout the nation.

BVU (www.businessvolunteers.org)
BVU is a nonprofit organization that links businesses and nonprofits to strengthen and build capacity in nonprofits, enabling organizations to address important community issues.  To see a list of benefits for nonprofit member organizations, click the web link above.

BaseCamp (basecamphq.com)
BaseCamp is a web-based project management and collaboration tool that allows users to share documents, assign project tasks, and track progress towards a shared goal.  

iLinc (www.ilinc.com)
iLinc promotes collaboration by supporting online learning, web-meeting hosting, and webinars.