Collaboration brings joy to the communities and new revenues to the small non-profit organization that is involved; it also makes every person’s life more interesting and the nonprofit’s mission within reach (Peterson & Basinger, 2008).
There is an always an expectation for small non-profit organizations to give back to the community, and most are of them are finding that the best way to do this is by working together. The solution to a successful collaboration is by leveraging the competencies of both partners to create a win-win situation. Before getting into collaboration, small non-profits should make sure that a common objective similar and bond exists between. Collaborations between communities and non-profits support and influence the growth of patronage in two ways:
By encouraging the involvement of the community, small non-profit organizations can help to support sustainability through significant collaborations. These community collaborations may lead to enhanced non profits performance in technical and training assistance areas. Small non-profits can observe how other organizations execute collaborations to help them develop strategies and ideas (Newell & Durst, 2001). However, when working in a shorter time period such as one year collaboration, it is often hard to assess whether the small nonprofits will be capable of sustaining continued growth and improvements in their organizational capacity. Increased involvement through ties, local interagency groups and membership organizations within the community to a community-wide tactical plan can support the small non-profit organizations through the transitioning from the project and promoting continuous collaboration and growth in the communities in which they operate.
There are numerous examples of the valuable principles of collaboration with communities and the effectiveness achieved through collaboration (Peterson & Basinger, ...Show more