New guidelines for collaboration

Voice4Change England (V4CE) has launched key guidelines addressing how infrastructure organisations, funders and partners can work collaboratively with BME and refugee groups.

The launch of the recommendations, which took place on 2 October in London, highlighted some of the guiding principles in partnership and collaborative work.

The document outlines some of the key pros and cons to partnership and collaboration, how to negotiate changes and deal with differences, and a key framework for partnerships, collaborations and mergers.

The practical guide aims to ensure groups are clear about what is the driving force behind the partnership or collaboration and addresses some of the key barriers minority organisations face in such settings.

Some of the different models of collaboration discussed at the launch included partnership working, shared, services, shared-back office, mergers, group structure, networks, co-location, coalitions and shared-back office.

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