The Power of Partnerships

Global partnerships combine expertise, resources, opportunities, and insider-outsider knowledge to achieve mutual goals.

But only if partners have the the ability to perform and partner and can find the right partners.

How do you know a potential partnership is the right choice?

As a local organization, do you have the capacity to contribute, be responsive, learn, and  participate in the leadership of the partnership?

As an international organization, do you have the capacity to listen, learn, and be responsive to the needs of local partners?

Will you both contribute? Will power be shared?

Better managed, internally cooperative, organizations make better partners. Cooperative Capacity Partners helps organizations and partnerships efficiently move from totally disorganized or top-down to highly cooperative.

Cooperative Capacity Partners increases power sharing, cooperation, and performance in global partnerships so that organizations and countries can take charge of their own development.
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Measure Cooperative Capacity

Try our partnership assessment tool

Use this tool on your own to estimate your own ability to partner and a potential partner's ability to partner. Then, if you'd like, contact us for two hours of free consulting on any phase of assessing and working with partners.

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How important is this partnership to you?

Partners can bring benefits but also risk. If the partnership struggles it can cost time, money, and reputation.

Build Your Own Ability to Cooperate Internally & Externally – and improve your own performance at the same time

The greater the ability to cooperate, the better organizations and partnerships perform. Building your own performance and ability to partner is the first step to strong partnerships.

Choose the right partner

Respect each partners' vision, mission, and autonomy.

Estimate the potential performance of any partnership and understand the best way to manage or participate in that partnership

Work smoothly with partners

Define realistic organizational expectations and methods of working together to get the most out of the partnership.

Build partnership capacity

Create partnership capacity building actions based on the current capacities of the partners and improve collaboration and impact.

Building power sharing, cooperation, and performance

Cooperative Capacity Partners created an Assessment Tool that helps organizations 1) assess their own management performance and ability to partner and 2) assess potential partners in order to choose the best partners. Our assessment lets you improve you own performance and impact, the way your partnerships collaborate, and the capacity and impact of your partnerships. How?

Try Our Partnership Assessment Tool for Free

You can use this tool on your own or Cooperative Capacity Partners can serve as your guide and consultant at any phase of assessing and working with partners. Contact us for two hours of free consulting.

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How Cooperative Capacity Helps

The Cooperative Capacity (CC) Toolbox provide clients, capacity builders, and other consultants with a framework that:

  • Lowers the risk of capacity building efforts by defining and narrowing potential capacity building actions to those few that will have the most impact.
  • Lowers the risk of partnering by identifying the potential performance of any partnership and how potential partners will work in the partnership.
  • Integrates the management assessment of partners (organizations) and partnerships by using the same indicators and assessment tools for each.
  • Identifies systemic strengths and weaknesses regarding the performance, sustainability, and scalability of your projects.
  • Provides a framework with measurable goals, objectives, and actions that fit into existing planning and monitoring systems for easy adoption by clients and capacity building programs.
About Us

The approach you introduced is very good. You helped us turn around and manage a chaotic project, with different languages, cultures, and politics, full of competing agendas all at play at once. I thank you.

Hanafi Guciano, PhDCoordinator, Indonesia-Australia Forest Carbon Partnership, Jakarta, Indonesia

If I had had (CCP’s Senior Advisor) Eric’s help during Katrina, I believe I would still be the head of FEMA.

Michael BrownFormer Director of the United States Federal Emergency Management Association

I think people did not believe how bad things were and needed to be shocked into getting it, which you helped us do in a blunt and humorous way. You outlined the predictable changes that would take place as we started to move to a functional state.

Amanda WhyteFacility Manager, Indonesia-Australia Forest Carbon Partnership in Jakarta, Indonesia

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