Understanding the Drivers of Partnership Success
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages: 21-27
Received: Mar. 2, 2018; Accepted: Apr. 4, 2018; Published: Mar. 25, 2019
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Rehema Batti, IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Partnerships are effective and sustainable mechanisms that enable development NGOs effectively achieve their mandates and project interventions at community level. However many partnerships fail to achieve their envisioned outcomes due to factors that limit or hinder their success. It is often difficult to consistently manage partnership success when the partnership involves organizations with different mandates, organizational structures, values, professional capacities and limited resources. The purpose of the study was to explore factors that are perceived as key in facilitating partnership success from the perspective of local NGOs engaged in development partnerships. Experiences and understanding of NGO leaders and staff engaged in partnership work were explored through a series of interviews. The study revealed the following factors that were perceived to be key to nurturing successful partnerships; commitment, communication, shared vision and purpose, collaborative leadership and realistic funding. It is important for any agency or institution seeking to collaborate with others to identify and monitor both the’ hard’ and ‘soft’ aspects that promote partnership success.
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Partnership Success, Collaboration, Alliances and NGOs
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Rehema Batti, Understanding the Drivers of Partnership Success, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2019, pp. 21-27. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20190701.13
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