“This toolkit is intended to help organizations build and sustain partnerships, by helping them meet the challenges and achieve the benefits associated with partnering. We think the toolkit will help the full range of organizations working in our communities, for example:
- multicultural, ethnocultural, Aboriginal, and mainstream organizations, including funders;
- large and small organizations; and
- those with paid staff and those that rely upon volunteers.
We hope the toolkit will meet the full range of needs and address the full range of circumstances. Some tools will enable smaller agencies to work more effectively with larger agencies. Other tools will enable community agencies to work more effectively with funders. Certain tools emphasize the importance of respecting cultural differences and thereby will help very different organizations to work well together. Some of the tools are targeted to partnerships that are expected to last for an extended period of time. Others are targeted to short-term partnerships operating with very limited funds.”