Partnering FAQs

Introduction

Overview

Checklists

Finding Partners

Managing expectations

Making the commitment

Getting started

Sustainability

Final checklist

Last updated:
08/05/05
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Do I need partners to do what I want to do?

YES, if you want to access external skills and experience and/or share the burden of risk

But NO if:

  • the project is critical for your organisationís survival (because as a member of a consortium you will not be in full control of your destiny)
  • you need the results urgently (because collaborative projects inevitably take a longer time)
  • the results are only of marginal interest (i.e. you are really only doing it for the money).

Would I be a good partner?

Is consortium working manageable?

What do I need to do to manage the risks and responsibilities?