How to Evaluate Your Partnerships

Do you work with a team or group where the process is as important as the product? If so, you will find it helpful to use this tool to evaluate and improve your nonprofit partnerships. Print this sheet. Ask your team to fill it out individually.  Collect the papers, then calculate the group’s average. At your next gathering, discuss the results and ways to improve your partnership.

 

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Communication and Process
  1. We communicate regularly
    1 2 3 4
  2. We discussed and resolved at least one complicated issue in the last 60 days
    1 2 3 4
  3. Internal people really talk to us about the collaboration
    1 2 3 4
  4. The relationship is moving forward
    1 2 3 4
  5. I understand more about the other organization’s needs than last year
    1 2 3 4
  6. I am willing to continue to move further into this partnership
    1 2 3 4
Product
  1. We can identify specific results
    1 2 3 4
  2. We can identify specific benefits for each party; these outweigh the costs
    1 2 3 4
  3. Others in the community (board members, donors) articulate our results and benefits
    1 2 3 4
  4. We anticipate additional benefits over time
    1 2 3 4

For more help with moving your group forward, see Why and How to Design Meeting Openers, and to ensure that the plan you make at the meeting gets done, use this tool.

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