June 14, 2013
Y4Y offers many strategies for strengthening partnerships, plus a wealth of practical tools that programs can use to implement those strategies. One set of tools guides you in creating a Memorandum of Understanding, also known as an MOU, an agreement that two organizations sign to formalize their partnership. The MOU presents the reason and the goals for the partnership, the perspectives and the roles of both organizations, and how to measure the success of the partnership. Y4Y makes MOUs easy by providing the following tools:
Sample Memorandum of Understanding - See an MOU that another program has created.
Developing an Effective Memorandum of Understanding - Check out this document for examples of language and partnership roles appropriate for an MOU.
Memorandum of Understanding Tool - Fill in the blanks to create your own MOU.
Memorandum of Understanding Template - Use this for more detailed guidance in creating your MOU.