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Collaboration Hub

Welcome to the Collaboration Hub!

Develop smarter partnerships

The Collaboration Hub serves as a home to vast resources related to collaboration in the social sector, including the Nonprofit Collaboration Database, a comprehensive, searchable collection of 650+ profiles on four types of collaborations: back-office consolidation, joint programming, mergers, and alliances. These profiles are vetted collaborations that were submitted for the Collaboration Prize in 2009 and 2011, and each of them provides information about the collaboration’s participants, methods, successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

Scroll down to find valuable publications, questions and answers, videos, podcasts, and blog posts on this topic. Looking for funding prospects or collaborators?

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Advocacy Funder Collaboratives

Examine what makes an effective advocacy funder collaborative and learn ways to overcome sticking points with this new set of resources drawing on the wisdom of grantmakers with deep experience in this kind of work. Created in partnership with the Atlas Learning Project, this one-stop Grantcraft collection includes 40+ reports and reflection pieces about multi-party advocacy efforts from IssueLab.

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Looking for funding prospects?

The Collaboration Hub isn’t designed to find funding prospects. Instead, please use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), our searchable database of grantmakers. How to access FDO:


Looking to collaborate with other organizations?

The Collaboration Hub isn’t designed to be a matching service. Organizations listed here may or may not be open to new partners; contact them directly for definitive answers. Here are other ways to find potential partners:

  • Consider organizations that you’ve with worked before or are otherwise familiar with
  • Ask your professional networks to suggest organizations with similar or complimentary missions or target populations
  • Check out GuideStar or the Internet to research organizations that would complement your own work

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Emerging Reports from IssueLab