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Infrastructure organisations by their very nature need to work in partnership with others to be effective in delivering both voice and support to the sector. Effective, innovative and sustainable organisations work in a wide range of partnerships including collaborators, competitors, peers and service users.
With reduced resource, pressure to do more with less, greater demand for support and funders and policy makers promoting mergers, how do you best respond? Being outward looking, open to change and opportunities is vital when all around you is changing. Are the stars aligning to open up new partnership opportunities or are you operating where others are less willing to engage and where local funders are opting to promote competition?
Are you considering a formal or informal partnership?
Catalyst Stockton is a good example of consortia done well. It began as a children and young people partnership (a formal one), then health and wellbeing board. They realised they had so much in common that they decided to go for consortia. Individually they couldn't bid for a million pound project, but as a consortia they can.
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