The Book: Alliances, Coalitions and Partnerships; Building Collaborative Organizations

The most effective connections for NPOs and NGOs to make are also often the most frustrating.

In her unique guide, “Alliances, Coalitions and Partnerships: Building Collaborative Organizations,” author Joan Roberts provides a step-by-step understanding of how to create effective collaborations, alliances and partnerships with outside agencies and organizations.

Increasingly, NPOs and NGOs are asked to join forces with other groups and multi-stakeholder processes are recognized as crucial to public acceptance and funding.

Joan Roberts' book is not only an essential tool for NPOs and NGOs, it is the only book with her unique guide.

Michael Gilbert the author of a U.S. based non-profit newsletter wrote:

“Joan Roberts is a terrifically clear-headed and visionary consultant from Toronto. Her book-- Alliances, Coalitions, and Partnerships -- is one of the best on the subject of collaboration that I have read. She looks closely both at concrete models and systems of inter- organizational collaboration, as well as the tools and capacities needed within an organization for it to succeed as a collaborator. We need these ideas if we, as a sector, are going to transition successfully into the era of networks.”

" I borrowed it initially from our public library and found it so useful that I would like to have it for future reference." Rejan Farley

Joan Roberts is an award-winning organizational development consultant who provides training workshops on governance and community development. She has over 20 years experience of designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder processes in housing, health promotion, municipal land use, and community development, and lives in Toronto.

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The Alliances, Coalitions and Partnerships; Building Collaborative Organizations book is published by New Society Publishers. $14.99 CAD. Reduced Price!

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