Some projects are best served by engaging in partnerships. There can be many reasons for partnering, but primarily it is because the need or problem requires the involvement of multiple stakeholders. In some cases, a funder may look at organizational capacity and question whether or not staff has the experience and skills to carry out the project successfully. Other grants, depending on the nature of the RFP description, will specify partnerships. And some projects are simply too complex and wide-ranging to even consider within a single organization.
based on your own project idea (creating a daycare program), consider the potential barriers that could impact the success of your prospective grant partner.
- What barrier(s) could impact the success of your funding partnership?
- How will you work to overcome the barrier?
- What can you do to overcome the barrier and work to strengthen the partnership