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.
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.
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