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Five Guidelines for Successful Funder Collaborations

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, having collaborated with many funders in various program areas, share lessons on how funders can effectively work together to amplify their resources and impact. Saying “yes” to a collaboration isn’t always the way to go, observes Packard Foundation CEO Carol Larson: “When people approach us about collaborating, I have to ask: Is this a truly strategic use of collaboration? There’s a need to be clear about the opportunity, because it involves a lot of time and grant dollars.”

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