The University of Iowa

Community Development

Information on how nonprofits can work together in a variety of ways and build strong community connections.

Principles & Practices Citation 

XII. C. Principle–Cost/Benefit of Collaboration

The needs for joint ventures are many as are the types of collaborators which include other nonprofit organizations, businesses and governments.


Charitable nonprofit collaborations with other nonprofits reduce costs and improve operations:

  1. by sharing management, financial, informational technology, and other administrative staff.
  2. by joint marketing public relations and promotion such as cultural alliances
  3. by sharing facilities.
  4. by delivering comprehensive service.
  5. by reaching new clientele

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