The goal of community collaboration is to bring individuals and members of communities, agencies and organizations together in an atmosphere of support to systematically solve existing and emerging problems that could not be solved by one group alone. Understanding the complexities of collaboration and applying the key elements involved in collaboration increases the likelihood of achieving shared goals and outcomes. To assist citizens and practitioners in their collaborative efforts, the National Network for Collaboration created a Collaboration Framework. The framework along with associated materials and practical tools are available through this interactive web-based resource.
This is a web version of the
authored by Lynne Borden, Ph.D., The Ohio State University and Daniel Perkins, Ph.D., University of Florida, produced by Bruce E. Haas, Ph.D.
Collaboration: The Power of WE the People National Satellite Broadcast, 12/7/1998.
Online Network and CES Collaboration and Change Resources:
To contact the Collaboration Network, send e-mail to: email@example.com
Assessing Your Collaboration: A Self Evaluation Tool. Lynne Borden and Dan Perkins article in the April issue of the Journal of Extension.
Collaboration Framework ...
Addressing Community Capacity, (18 pages/455 Kb) designed to help individuals and
practitioners who are starting or need help strengthening a collaboration to achieve
clearly defined outcomes.