February 2017

Embassy Expo

February 24, 2017
In the early 1990s, I ran a small biomedical supply company. Out of my dorm room. With the help of the US Department of State.   Back then, before Read More

Better Partnerships, Better Business, Better Health

February 20, 2017
Businesses are paradoxically both more than the sum of the individuals that make them, and also only made up of and by those individuals and Read More

Making Data Work for US(A)

February 15, 2017
The latest frontiers in data have given us more information than ever before, but haven’t made us more informed. While traditional statistics can give us Read More

Collaboration for Community Health: Live

February 10, 2017
There’s great stuff happening at the Health Means Business National Summit next week. Want to learn about collaboration for community health? See great partnerships in Read More

Seven Ways to Make International Development Count:

February 9, 2017
Injecting Economic Realism & Teeth into the QDDR By Richard Crespin, CEO at CollaborateUp, and Daniel F. Runde, Director on Project for Prosperity at the Center Read More
Tackling 3 Myths Around Cost-Plus Contracting from our CEO and More >
Four Tips for Unlocking Creativity without Short-Circuiting Your Brain from our More >
  A Small Change to Avoid Big Mistakes from Groupthink by More >
Top Tips on Engaging Stakeholders from a Corporate Sustainability Pro Jessica More >
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
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 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
"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 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
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