WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Technological shifts are changing human behavior and transforming every sector of the economy—even the nonprofit space. In response to such disruption, BBB's charity evaluator Give.org launched "Advancing Collaboration," featuring a pledge for charities and donors to commit to a more collaborative world, and its 12-part think piece series published exclusively by the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Advancing Collaboration is a movement to change the way nonprofits function, from "go it alone" models to an ethos of collective action grounded in a collaborative spirit encouraging nonprofits with shared goals to accomplish more together with complementary resources.
The "Advancing Collaboration" pledge unites organizations and individuals committed to a new way of working together:
- For organizations, the pledge facilitates the discovery of potential partners to collaborate with, empowering all parties involved to actualize their shared vision and deliver greater social value.
- For donors, the pledge makes it easier to find like-minded, collaborative organizations that need your support.
The pledge follows the 12-part Advancing the Art of Collaboration series, first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, which features articles from twelve nonprofit thought leaders working to accelerate the transition to collaboration. The series delves into the imperative for trust in interdependent arrangements and dissects the organizational structures that can foster a spirit of innovative partnership—both internally and externally with prospective partners. Featured voices in the series include H. Art Taylor, president and CEO of BBB's Give.org, Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross, Carrie Fox, founder of Mission Partners, and Barbara Newhouse, president and CEO of the ALS Association.
"As leaders of charities and other entities engaged in social good, we must embrace today's interconnected world and seek out partnerships, traditional and non-traditional alike, in which both players bring complementary resources to the table to effectively execute a shared vision," said H. Art Taylor, CEO and President of BBB's Give.org. "This movement to advance collaboration is about nonprofits coming together for a common cause. Through collaboration, we lower innovation risk, carry our narrative further, amplify results and accomplish what we could not do alone."
Barbara Newhouse, CEO of the ALS Association, put it another way: "Collaboration is really the only way we can solve the challenges that face us."
About BBB's Give.org
BBB's Give.org, also known as BBB Wise Giving Alliance, is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally-soliciting charities through rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, results reporting, finances, fundraising, appeal accuracy and other issues.
National charity reports are produced by Give.org and local charity reports are produced by local Better Business Bureaus—all reports are available at Give.org.
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