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Bite-Sized Learning: Partnerships and Nonprofits

Wednesday, May 26, 11:00 AM - Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: Free

Collaboration and partnership are well-known characteristics of the nonprofit sector, as well as important tools of public policy and for creating public value. But how do nonprofits form successful partnerships? From the perspective of nonprofit practice, the conditions leading to collaboration and partnership are seldom ideal. Nonprofit executives contemplating inter-organizational cooperation, collaboration, networks, partnership, and merger face a bewildering array of challenges.

In this Bite-Sized Learning session, we will review summarized material from the book titled In Partnerships the Nonprofit Way: What Matters, What Doesn't,  where the authors propose new theory and partnership principles that challenge conventional concepts centered on contractual fulfillment and accountability, and provide practical advice that can assist nonprofit leaders and others in creating and sustaining strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships of their own.

Event Details

The event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need a computer and a phone as a back-up audio method. 

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This event will have AI captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are automatically generated by the computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. If you need professional captioning, or have another accessibility accommodation, please email MCN’s program assistant with your request at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late request may not be fulfilled.

Speaker Information

WWarsame HeadshotWarsame Warsame is the Central Minnesota regional coordinator and the Saint Cloud VISTA coordinator at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In his dual role, Warsame serves as a liaison between MCN’s main office and nonprofits in the Central Minnesota region. He also serves as a VISTA coordinator, where he collaborates with MCN’s VISTA Program Manager on strategic initiatives, host site and member recruitment, as well as cohort management in the Saint Cloud area.

Warsame holds an M.P.A from Saint Cloud State University with a concentration in Nonprofit leadership and management and a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Political Science from Winona State University. His passion to serve and contribute to the nonprofit sector stems from his belief that nonprofits are efficient gap-fillers especially when the private and government sector fail to address the diverse needs of communities.

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