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Creative vs. Transactional Collaboration

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The nonprofit sector uses the word “collaboration” often, and in worshipful tones, but what happens in practice is usually more transactional than transformational. Understanding the differences between a transactional or cooperative network and a transformational or collaborative network is important. This article helps clarify these differences…  

Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Network Leadership

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It’s uncanny how the Gospels and the Epistles take on new relevance as we apply them to different situations in life — such as facing conflict as a network leader! In this Bible devotion we reflect on the Apostle Paul’s admonitions in Philippians 4:1-9 and examine their relevance for reconciliation and peacebuilding in network leadership…  

Tool: Network Consultation Report Template

It is extremely easy for members and leaders of networks and partnership to “recall” the content of a consultation or conference in widely diverging ways. visionSynergy recommends that network and partnership leadership create a Summary Report that can serve as a common data set, or shared referent, for all members. Below is a consultation summary report template that you can use to share key event decisions, details, and information with your members and stakeholders…