It can be helpful to map the nature of your organisation's collaborative relationships.
For example, the XYZ agency is applying for a new project grant and wants to work with other local agencies to ensure a collaborative approach. The map of its collaborative relationships shows the nature of relationships between agencies.
Nature of relationships
XYZ Human Service
The lead agency, provides services, coordinates funds and project steering group.
State Department of Funding
Funds the project and requires a report at completion of funding.
TLC Counselling Service
Intends to amalgamate with XYZ Human Services to provide specialist services to clients.
Will list the project in its service directory.
BNC Neighbourhood Centre
Provides referrals to the project.
BR Business Forum
Steering committee member.
Mapping your organisation's relationships
Map your organisation's relationships by listing:
- Name of organisation
- Nature of relationship (choose one of these terms: Cooperating, Coordinating, Collaborating, Integrating)
- Description of relationship
Once you have mapped your organisation's relationships in this way, you can transfer the information to a diagram like the one in the example.
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