Don't Let Culture Eat Collaboration for Breakfast

By Amy Celep, CEO of Community Wealth Partners

Collaboration makes sense. We see daunting social problems in our communities and we realize that we cannot tackle these problems alone. We can, however, pool our strengths and collectively achieve bigger results.

But so often we struggle to realize the potential of collaboration. We create a national coalition, or a state collaborating table, or a local collective impact initiative. We set a bold goal. We determine the strategies that will help us achieve it. We develop workgroups to execute the strategies and we jump into implementation, thrilled by our collective potential.