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Want to see what others are doing to strengthen partnerships? View tools and approaches used by other programs and organizations for planning and implementation. Visit the Strengthening Partnerships Learn More Library to gain more ideas. To hear more about what programs are doing, visit the Discussion Boards.

Building Partnerships Tip Sheet

Use these tips to help you strategically network with your program's stakeholders.
Adapted from National Service Resource Center.

Identify Partners Planning Tool

Use this planning tool to help identify and assess potential partners.
Adapted from SEDL.

Partnership Rubric

This rubric will allow state, regional and local partnerships to determine success.
Accessed from the Math and Science Partnership Network/PRISM Project.

Community Partnerships for Learning

This brief introduces a framework for thinking about school-community alignment and partnerships.
Contributed by the Forum for Youth Investment.

Successful School-CBO Partnerships PowerPoint

This presentation includes steps and best practices for building successful partnerships between schools and community partners.
Contributed by Higher Achievement.


Tell It Like It Is: Afterschool Communication

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.

Workbook: Meeting the Collaboration Challenge

This free downloadable workbook offers step-by-step guidance on how to develop strategic alliances with businesses.
Available from and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.


Strengthening Partnerships and Building Public Will for Out-of-School Time Programs

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.

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Strategic Partnerships

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Strategic Partnerships