Collaboration in Action

Everyone is talking about the need to collaborate, but do you know what it takes to build and sustain a successful collaboration? Join us to learn the key elements and hear from those that are actively engaged in collaboration.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the different forms of collaboration
  • ​Understand the core principles for successful collaboration
  • Gain insight on how to navigate partnerships 
  • ​Determine your organization's next steps in the collaboration process


Nonprofits are increasingly realizing the need to collaborate in order to expand services while maximizing limited resources. There are many different ways to approach collaboration and establishing a mutually beneficial partnership can be tricky. In this session you will learn how to identify the right type of collaboration and the key things to keep in mind as you establish and build a partnership. 

You'll have an opportunity to hear nonprofit panelists talk about their real life experience working in collaborations. How did they find partners with a shared vision and build trust? How has the collaboration improved or expanded their program and service delivery? You'll leave with a better understanding of how your organization can engage in meaningful collaboration.




Program Managers, Executive Directors, or any nonprofit staff interested or currently involved in a collaboration


Patty Emord, Ph.D., Collaborative Solutions Consulting, has performed a variety of services including strategic planning and design, program evaluation, building evaluation capacity, coordinating state-wide research programs, developing evaluation plans, collecting and analyzing data, writing evaluation reports, and facilitating focus groups. She has worked with clients from various state government agencies, academia, nonprofit social service agencies, community level organizations and tribal community health councils. Dr. Emord completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies in May 2009, with an emphasis on using evaluation as a means to organizational learning.


Karen Burrow, Program Director Early Childhood Services, Alta Mira Specialized Family Services

Grace Coca, Director of Children's Therapy and Services, LifeROOTS, Inc.

Randi Malach, Program Director, Abrazos Family Support Services

Amy Pickard, Program Director Early Intervention Program, Native American Professional Parent Resources

Robert Sturm, Director, New Mexico Community AIDS Partnership

September 14, 2017 9:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States

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Phone: 505-247-3671
Registration $ 25.00

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