Building Partnerships

This manual is focused on identifying potential partners with whom community groups, charities and others might organise events, whom they might turn to for help, advice and support, and whose projects they might be able to support in turn.

ISBN: 978-0-9557349-5-3

This manual is focused on identifying potential partners with whom you might
organise events, whom you might turn to for help, advice and support, and whose
projects you might be able to support in turn. It aims to provide a wide range of
possible partnership ideas, and clear, practical advice to help you find your prospective
partners and make contact with them. Other manuals in the series provide detailed
advice on planning and running particular events that you might wish to organise with
the support of these partners, such as Noah’s Pudding events, Fast Breaking Dinners
and Open Mosque Days.

This manual is part of a series of ten Community Dialogue Manuals developed by the Dialogue Society to encourage interaction between members of different communities.

About Community Dialogue Manuals

The primary aim of the series is to help people to bring their communities together through a number of approaches and events that the Dialogue Society has found successful. We have always found that the most successful events have been those with clear objectives and where attention has been paid to detail.

The Dialogue Society launched its series of ten Community Dialogue Manuals to encourage interaction between members of different communities. The manuals provide tangible ideas, know-how, and resources to both motivate and support people and groups to reach out to one another and strengthen social cohesion.

The Community Dialogue Manuals suggest 65+ ideas and projects (35+ are detailed and dialogue related), total 650 pages, contain 100+ sample documents and include 200+ references to other helpful websites and resources.

Aims and Objectives:

  1. To provide new ideas for partnership and collaboration
  2. To provide tips, advice and know-how for identifying and contacting potential partners
  3. To encourage the interaction of a range of different cultural, religious, social and professional groups
  4. To encourage the sharing of knowledge, expertise and contacts
  5. To facilitate the mutual support of people working on worthwhile local projects
  6. To facilitate the sharing of venues and materials
  7. To help organisations to find financial support
  8. To help organisations find sources of free or affordable training
  9. To help organisations to build up diverse networks of contacts who will be able to provide help in a range of situations, and whom they may be able to assist in turn
  10. To facilitate the development of partnerships for joint planning and organisation of events

Who Is This Manual For?

  • Community groups, charities and religious groups engaging in intercultural dialogue
  • Community groups, charities and religious groups engaged in different projects in their local communities
  • Stakeholders
  • Small businesses