Leaders from nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, and community need to work collaboratively across organizational and sector boundaries in order to address complex challenges
From assisting leaders with formation, structure, and trust building to developing a shared understanding of root causes, systems change strategies, and collective accountability measures, our work encompasses every phase of partnership building.
“Cassandra easily speaks the languages of both corporate leaders and community advocates. She has hands on experience in the business, community, non-profit and government worlds, which she combines with up-to-the-minute cross-sector partnership leadership skills. She brings strategic thinking about the setting, participants, agenda, meeting outcomes and best way to achieve these to every event. She was a key ingredient working in visible and invisible ways that lifted our cross-sector partnership in King County, Washington to its highest potential.
– Kirsten Wysen, King County
How we strengthen cross-sector partnerships
Define initial structures, composition, and roles
Facilitate team and trust building, including providing tools for working across boundaries and encouraging courageous conversations
Develop a shared understanding of the problem with an emphasis on discovering root causes, disaggregating data, and identifying racial and other disparities
Identify leverage points and aligned strategies to address issues at systemic levels
Co-design and facilitate partnership meetings and retreats
Provide ongoing coaching for collaborative leaders at both staff and governance levels
Cross-Sector Partnership Project Highlights
CLIENT: Partnership for HOPESF
Focus Area: Cross-sector Partnerships
Content Area: Affordable Housing, Economic Mobility, Community Development
Banner Image: King County ReThink Health Ventures Team