What We Do
We specialize in working with multi-disciplinary teams, across multiple cultures, and at multiple levels of economic development.
This modular set of courses teaches our CollaborateUp Formula, the underlying theory and principles of co-creation, along with practical, hands-on approaches and tools for conceiving, convening, creating, managing, and scaling effective collective impact programs.
CollaborateUp brings people together around the tough issues they face in common to quickly create innovative solutions using the CollaborateUp Formula.
CollaborateUp partnered with The Palladium Group in support of the USAID CATALYZE EduFinance activity, a program that unites private sector ingenuity with public resources to improve access to quality education in Latin America and the Caribbean. CollaborateUp led a...
The CollaborateUp Institute Releases Request for Proposal (RFP) for Non-Profit Management Companies (NMC)
In 2021, CollaborateUp decided to found the CollaborateUp Institute with a mission to research and establish the evidence for collaboration in complex situations in service of a vision to create a world in which more people can...
CollaborateUp currently assists USAID’s M/OAA Strategy Team in its stocktaking review of the 2018 Acquisition & Assistance Strategy. We created awareness and knowledge among Agency staff about the results and progress to date under the current A&A Strategy and...
One in three bites of food require pollination. Over $85 billion in North American agriculture relies on honey bees. Commercial beekeepers face a multitude of problems in maintaining their hives so they can provide this invaluable service to the food chain. At the...
“CollaborateUp’s expert guidance of the co-creation process played a critical role in aligning a diverse set of stakeholders under a shared vision and approach. Their toolkit was instrumental in developing fresh, outside-the-box ideas for a critical new USAID work area.”
John Harris, USAID/Ukraine Mission
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
“CollaborateUp’s expertise in co-creation and facilitation made a significant contribution to our ability to design a collective impact program spanning multiple countries, implementing partners, and stakeholders.”
Doreen Robinson, UNEP Chief for Wildlife (formerly USAID/Southern African Mission)
“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
“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
Academy Participant #2
“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
Academy Participant #3
“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