The Formula for Solving
Big Problems - Together
Join the 
of Collaborators.

Welcome to your vibrant community of co-conspirators working to reimagine, reinvent, and reinspire how we engage multiple stakeholders to solve our most pressing problems. By becoming a member of the CollaborateUp Community, you get connected to your fellow collaborators and have full access to our content, tools, coaching, and intensive sessions all of which will arm you with the connections and tools you need to quickly create lasting change in your world.


How it Works

The CollaborateUp Formula adapts successful rapid development tools used in Lean Startup, namely the Partner Model Canvas (adapted from the Business Model Canvas) and the DataLab and PartnerLab (adapted from Startup Weekends).  Taken together, the CollaborateUp Formula improves implementation and accelerates the speed of trust, making it easier, faster, and less expensive to achieve transformative results. Not a magic pill; an easy to follow step-by-step process.




The CollaborateUp Workbook explains the Partner Model Canvas which serves as a tool to enroll key players in solving a specific problem by creating a unique value proposition for a particular impacted  community. Download the workbook and start collaborating today.

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Extremely practical and extremely easy to implement once you have an understanding of the steps and the formula and the requirements of the process. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
"The CollaborateUp Workshop gave our delegates a set of tools they can use immediately to collaborate more effectively across multiple departments and organizations." - Erika Lopez, Global Impact
I soon discovered that it doesn’t really matter whether your introduction to CollaborateUp is through an issue solving workshop, or at an event as Richard brings all the chaos together with his savvy charm and good humour - the most important thing is that you get to engage and work with these great folks! My biggest take out over the past five years of being a part of their world – collaboration is a process and you’re not going to get very far unless you know what problem you’re all trying to solve together. The CollaborateUp framework helps by asking simple questions to help reveal the big answers. - Cate O’Kane, Founder, &co partnership consultancy
"Building up the capacity and capability of nonprofits to make a difference in the world is a core part of the Office Depot Foundation's mission. CollaborateUp had a really big impact on the nonprofits we support, giving them tools and insights they can use immediately." - Mary Wong
The course was great! Great value and great insights into collaborating with various partners in multiple situations. It really change my thought process and how I view situations with our clients and stakeholders. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
“Even with a diverse set of stakeholders and a very limited timeframe, the CollaborateUp Formula allowed us cut through a complex set of issues and develop a concrete and pragmatic proposal for tackling a very tough problem. Richard Crespin is exactly what you want in a facilitator, someone able to bring people together to recognize their shared goals and the best ways to achieve them.” - Amit Ronen Director, George Washington University Solar Institute
The course actually aids with more than just collaboration - it helps drive thinking into issue clarification, meeting handling and setting up, communicating with stakeholders. I loved it! - CollaborateUp Academy Participant