CROSS SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS

Creating shared value

Multi-stakeholder collaboration is one of the most critical skills needed in our world today in order to solve tough social and sustainability problems. No single sector or organization working in isolation can do what is needed.  Collaborations and partnerships are key to solving these tough issues but collaboration and partnership require special understanding and skills.

Marilyn Friedmann has worked in both the corporate sector in marketing and the nonprofit sector in fundraising leadership and offers a unique perspective on how these two sectors can collaborate and work with other partners such as governments to solve tough issues and grow impact.

Is your organization considering new collaboration opportunities but unsure where to start?

Is your organization already involved in collaborative efforts and running into challenges that could use some external help?

Marilyn Friedmann is a member of The Partnership Brokers Association and is an Accredited Partnership Broker though this organization.

Some of the cross-sector partnerships, Marilyn has brokered include:

CAMH Foundation and Shoppers Drug Mart
World Vision Canada and Barrick Gold
CAMH Foundation and Shoppers Drug Mart
World Vision Canada and Barrick Gold

CAMH Foundation and Shoppers Drug Mart
World Vision Canada and Barrick Gold
World Vision Canada and Zenon Environmental (no part of GE)
Plan Canada and IAMGOLD

World Vision Canada and Zenon Environmental (now part of GE)
Plan Canada and IAMGOLD
World Vision Canada and Zenon Environmental (now part of GE)
Plan Canada and IAMGOLD

The Partnership Brokers Association is the international professional body for those managing and developing collaboration processes. Their primary aims are to:

Challenge and change poor partnering practices so that multi-stakeholder collaboration can become truly transformational

Ensure those operating in partnership brokering roles are skilled, principled and work to the highest standards

Promote the critical importance of partnering process management to decision-makers in all sectors

For more information on Private-Sector Collaboration for Sustainable Development read this report from Business for Social Responsibility.