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Use these tips to help you strategically network with your program's stakeholders.
Adapted from National Service Resource Center.
Use this planning tool to help identify and assess potential partners.
Adapted from SEDL.
This rubric will allow state, regional and local partnerships to determine success.
Accessed from the Math and Science Partnership Network/PRISM Project.
This brief introduces a framework for thinking about school-community alignment and partnerships.
Contributed by the Forum for Youth Investment.
This presentation includes steps and best practices for building successful partnerships between schools and community partners.
Contributed by Higher Achievement.
This archived webinar includes audio recording and a PDF that offers guidance on how to best communicate with your program's stakeholders.
Adapted from the SEDL Toolkit.
This free downloadable workbook offers step-by-step guidance on how to develop strategic alliances with businesses.
Available from ServiceLeader.org and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.
A guide to how city leaders nationwide have gotten community institutions to work together to improve afterschool, summer and other out-of-school time programming, while also building public support for better afterschool opportunities.
Contributed by the Wallace Foundation.
- 2Key Terms
- 3Strengthening Partnerships Diagram
- 4Partnership Benefits
- 5Build on Strengths
- 6Potential Partners
- 7Partner Inventory
- 8Find Partners
- 9Strategies for Getting Started
- 10Identify Your Needs
- 11Identify Resources
- 12Summarize Your Needs
- 13Map Community Resources
- 14Consider How to Select Partners
- 15Create Partnerships
- 16Establish a Common Vision
- 17Clarify and Communicate Roles and Responsibilities
- 18Communicate Regularly
- 19Create an Advisory Board
- 20Share Data
- 21Ask Questions, Collect Data
- 22Make Sense of Data
- 23Distribute and Discuss
- 24Keep it Legal
- 25Final Reflection
- 26Learn More Library
- 29Check for Understanding
- 1Building Partnerships
- 2Determine Needs
- 3Determine Needs — Coaching Moment
- 4Identify Partners
- 5Identify Partners — Coaching Moment
- 6Working With Volunteers
- 7Working With Volunteers — Considerations
- 8Recruit Partners
- 9Recruit Partners — Coaching Moment
- 10Maintain Partnerships
- 11Maintain Partnerships — Coaching Moment
- 12Pull It Together
- 13Additional Resources