Introduction partnerships

Partnership is often a challenging process. Particularly in regards to donor-recipient relationships. Many organizations are basing their partnerships on a set of criteria like common values (e.g. transparency, mutual respect and shared ownership), but fail to prioritize issues of cultural understanding, flexibility and communication.

In this section we offer:

  • The booklet 'Wake up' (pdf). Aim of this publication is to highlight opportunities and stimulate discussion about the potential of partnerships between corporations and NGOs in the field of sport and development. The booklet provides tips and lessons learned from twenty renowned experts & practitioners.
  • A set of valuable tools provided by Commonwealth Games Canada ( website) for the evaluation of the potential for partnership as well as raise issues for consideration when engaging in discussion with partners ( Section Partnership filter).
  • The Partnering Toolbook: this toolbox, offered to you by the partnering initiative ( website), offers a concise, step-by-step overview of the essential elements that make for effective partnering ( Section Partnership toolbox).
  • The report Shared Goals Through Sport (pdf), published by the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) in 2008 "looks at the business motivation behind, and characteristics of, effective private sector engagement in sport for development, which is defined as using sport to empower individuals, alleviate poverty, and create social change. The purpose of the report is to encourage greater private sector engagement in sport for development partnerships." It builds on the findings of the IBLF and UK Sport report 'Shared Goals 2005' (pdf).
  • A report and power point presentation about recipient-donor partnerships based on a workshop about the held in Johannesburg, South Africa, SCORE en Zone VI SADC, report ( pdf), power point presentation ( ppt). More info (link)