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  • What is meant by a partnership?

  • Partnering For Good Course Leader

    Administrator
    June 30, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Share your definition of what is meant by a partnership. How do you distinguish between a “partnership”, a “collaboration”, a “relationship” and “membership”?

  • Katie

    Member
    June 30, 2020 at 9:18 am

    A partnership is two or more parties working together towards a shared objective

  • Saba

    Member
    July 14, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Partnership: Formal agreement between teo or more parties having mutual goals or responsibilities.

    Collaboration: Coopeartion or Pooling of resources for mutual goals but not necessarily involve a contract.

    Relationship: It is bond between two partners based on some strong feeling

    Membership: It is a process of becoming a part of the organization by accepting the already defined rules & regulations.

  • Nishchhal

    Member
    July 17, 2020 at 1:40 am

    I believe partnership and collaboration are similar to each other. The partnership is more likely concrete agreement and understanding that clarifies the role and the benefits of each actor. Whereas collaboration is something like people or institutions coming together for a cause or betterment based on the ‘handshake’.

    Relationship means more like a way through which one connects with another person or institution. The relationship has diversified meaning, like father and daughter relationship, couple relationship, co-workers relationship, community relationship, etc.

    Membership is a method through which a person or institution abide or join an organization accepting the values, owing to the vision and working approach of the institution.

  • Lily

    Member
    July 19, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    To me, what sets a “partnership” apart from say a “collaboration”, is that a successful partnership will involve shared risk between partners. I believe a partnership involves being open and honest from the very beginning. I also feel as though a partnership should be longterm, whereas I see a collaboration as more short-term.

  • Aizeyosabo

    Member
    July 21, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Partnership will be two or more people with similar goals and scope of attaining these goals which are human centered

  • Riona

    Member
    April 5, 2021 at 8:46 am

    My definitions are as follows:

    1. Partnership: this is a legal contract between 2 parties that will work together on a common service delivery for a certain period in order to achieve the service delivery. Both parties will agree on the roles and responsabilises of the partnership prior to the partnership commencing.

    2. Collaboration: two people or more working together to achieve a common goal.

    3. Relationship: building a bond with another person to share an experience with, whereby a common demonstrators are shared and expressed in the relationship.

    4. Membership: a person that belongs to a specific group that is based on providing a specific service or good

  • David Lyle

    Member
    June 17, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    To me, partnership means a long term cooperative relationship between two parties on an equal standing while collaboration is more short term.

    I define relationship as a connection or professional contact with a separate party. Membership is being a part of an organization in an involved manner.

  • Andrea

    Member
    September 9, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Interesting reading the replies and seeing more the legalities, for example the contracts for Partnerships and memberships, not so much for collaboration and relationship. I had not thought of that. I was more based on what can be brought to the table by each participant in each scenario.

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