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Improving Collaboration, Improving Outcomes


In the nonprofit sector, everyone seems to be talking about collaboration. At a time when resources are scarce and needs remain great, it makes sense for organizations to work together to make their resources go further. But is collaboration always positive? Can ineffective collaboration undermine results and shortchange society?

This is exactly what the Bridgespan Group argues in a new monograph entitled “The Donor-Grantee Trap: How Ineffective Collaboration Undermines Philanthropic Results for Society, and What Can be Done About It.” In a recent interview with Forbes, Bridgespan Co-founder and Chairman Tim Tinley highlights several of the key takeaways from the monograph and provides some advice to foundations and nonprofits alike.

Read the interview and Tinley’s advice on effective collaboration here.