Grants 201: The Power of Partnerships
Session 4 of the Grants 201 Series

Working together with other nonprofits to achieve greater impact (e.g. shared services, mergers, joint programming, etc.) Partnerships and collaboration are strategic alliances between nonprofits that are intended to achieve greater impact than any organization could generate on its own.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to address concerns about partnerships
  • The varied benefits of creating collaborative partnerships
  • The types of collaborative partnerships
  • How to identify potential organizations who could make strong collaborative partners;
  • How to build initial relationships between organizations;
  • How to candidly share your services and evaluation of impact.



This training aligns with the Grant Professional Certification Institute’s Competencies and Skills and is approved for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Full participation in this training is also applicable for 1.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

GPC Competencies:

Competency 3: Knowledge of strategies for effective program and project design and development.

  • Skill 3.1 – Identify methods of soliciting and incorporating meaningful substantive input and contributions by stakeholders, including client groups, beginning with the development of a new concept or program.
  • Skill 3.2 – Identify methods of building partnerships and facilitating collaborations among applicants.
  • Skill 3.7 – Identify existing community resources that aid in developing programs and projects.

Course curriculum

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    The Power of Partnerships

    • Welcome: Let's Get Started

    • Video: Grants 201 - The Power of Partnerships

    • Session Evaluation

    • Quiz: The Power of Partnerships