Chapter Seven

Twelve Smart Practices for Maximizing Collaborative Value Creation

The purpose of this chapter is to distill from the preceding chapters, and from the underlying literature review, a consolidated set of guidelines for nonprofit and business practitioners involved in designing and managing strategic cross-sector partnerships aimed at generating ever-higher levels of planned and emergent collaborative value.

Twelve Themes

From our analyses, there have emerged twelve interrelated themes of smart collaboration practice:

1. Understanding value creation
2. Achieving a collaborative value mindset
3. Advancing through stages of collaboration
4. Managing value-creation processes
5. Assessing outcomes
6. Seeking partners who fit
7. Bonding ...

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