These questions reflect our thinking at the time of publication — They are occasionally updated based on conversations with practitioners, scholars, and other supporters of cross-sector collaboration. You can download a PDF of the questions here.
Cross-sector collaboration can be complex and sometimes opaque, bringing together multiple stakeholders with differing institutional logics, motivations, and practices, who are often navigating ambiguous decision-making processes with varying formality. These questions are intended to help those interested or involved in a particular cross-sector collaboration better understand the complexities and nuances of the program or initiative. Because there are many approaches to partnership, not every question here will be useful for every cross-sector collaboration.
Considering the answers to these questions can be helpful for a range of users, including: