Maryn Boess, National Nonprofit Trainer & Consultant
Continental Breakfast & Networking at 8:30
Presentation at 9:00
By now we all really get that thinking and working collaboratively “pays” in many ways for our organizations and the community as a whole. But that doesn’t mean creating and sustaining meaningful partnership is trouble-free—have you noticed? Take these three scenarios:
- Your community collaboration seems to have stalled out. Your team is losing steam and you can’t figure out why, much less what to do about it.
- Yikes! You all were sailing along beautifully and suddenly an issue you thought your team had sorted out a long time ago is rearing its ugly head and jamming the works…again.
- Conflict! All right, we’re not talking open argument here, but some really strong differences of opinion have surfaced and you’re all spinning around in circles and never really getting anything resolved.
Sound familiar? Good news—you’re not alone. All these “problems” aren’t really problems at all, but symptoms of very common and predictable partnership challenges. And every one is fixable and even preventable. In this lively session we’ll look at three powerful, simple tools for understanding what’s going on when your collaboration seems to be going wrong, and what to do about it:
- The Life Cycle of Successful Partnerships: What to Expect, and When
- The Bottom-Up Logic Model: Mapping, Managing, and Evaluating Collaborative Impact
- Collaboration Assessment Checklist: How Are We Doing? And How Can We Do Better?
BONUS: “Collaboration Swap Meet”—a chance to let your colleagues know what you have to share with them—and what you’d love for them to share with you.
About the Presenter
Maryn Boess is a 24-year grant professional with more than $30 million in grant funding to her credit. As founder of GrantsUSA LLC, she created a portfolio of high-quality, low-cost grants information, tools, publications, websites, and training curricula. These include the multi-level Grantsmanship Academy certificate course and the Ultimate Grants Toolkit resource notebook and CD set. A leader in the national grantsmanship field, Maryn travels extensively to share her highly-regarded workshops and seminar presentations on strategies for nonprofit success. Since October 2006, she has also been “on the other side”—managing about $2 million annually in grantmaking for higher education through the Arizona Board of Regents.
About the Network
Each session of the South Willamette Valley Nonprofit Network is designed to strengthen your management skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.
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