Entries tagged "collaborate"

The Mystery of Innovation

October 30, 2014
Mystery surrounds innovations. In the popular imagination we often think of innovation as creating marvel breakthroughs —new gizmos or gadgets that enrich our lives. These technologies may become patented and thereby proprietary to its inventor. Society will benefit, Read More

Here's hope for the bees: A manifesto

October 4, 2014
This article first appeared in GreenBiz. http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/09/29/honey-bee-health-coalition-manifesto We need bees. As a beekeeper, an entomologist, a conservationist, an agribusiness scientist and a consultant, we humbly acknowledge that Read More

What Do Development Impact Honors and Partnerships Have in Common?

July 28, 2014
Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the Development Impact Honors, which the Department of Treasury hosts annually. The awards highlight projects that multilateral Read More

CollaborateUp and Global Impact Co-Host Executive Education Program for Creating Shared Value & Maximizing Strategic Philanthropy

July 14, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2014 – Global Impact and CollaborateUp announced today that they will co-host CollaborateUp Academy, an exclusive executive education program for leaders Read More

Deficit-Driven Developments

September 20, 2013
Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention.  With governments and non-profits facing yawning budget deficits and business facing one of its biggest trust-deficits in history, organizations Read More
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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
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
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
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
“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