Our approach to partnerships involves a combination of process, frameworks, and tools, underpinned by some fundamental beliefs about partnerships. We also recognize that your situation is unique.
That’s why our approach is flexible; we’ll work with you wherever you are in your partnership journey.
This phase will inform your decision on whether to partner, and who to partner with.
Assess opportunity or issue to be addressed
Includes assessment of scope, background and potential impact of the partnership
Evaluate existing partnerships
In-depth look at effectiveness, achievements & history of your current partnerships
Identify potential investors, entrepreneurs and other partners
Includes entities from across the private, public & social sectors.
Initial engagement of potential partners
Now that you’ve decided to proceed, we help co-create and co-design your partnership plan.
Explore different partnership models and provide options
Identify value add / given by each partner
Establish joint and individual value each partner wants to receive
Identify roles and responsibilities of each partner
Establish objectives, strategies, tactics and metrics
Begin making concrete plans for future implementation
Identify ongoing communications processes and governance models
Include reporting/documentation requirements
During this phase, we help you implement and manage the partnership.
Advise and assist on implementation
Track project progress versus objectives
Make sure resources are properly deployed
Help course-correct if project is off-track
Assess how well the team is working
Address gaps in partnership capability
Ensure stakeholders are up-to-date and engaged
Help supervise governance and reporting
Now that the partnership has run its initial course, it’s time to assess how well you’ve done and decide the way forward.
Conduct a qualitative/quantitative evaluation of the partnership vs. its goals
What were the key learnings?
What value was created for each partner?
Make recommendations for next phase of partnership
Discuss options and decide way forward with key stakeholders
During this phase, we focus on expanding the partnership or making a thoughtful exit.
Scale the partnership
Embedding the partnership in the organizationLoop back into phase 1 of explore / develop
Sunset the partnership
Develop an exit strategy and plan
Emphasis on communications and stakeholder management