Keys to Successful Partnerships with For-Profits: Part 1 [PODCAST]

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The job of an executive director comes with a seemingly endless list of responsibilities. Creating sensible and sustainable funding opportunities should never be too far from the top. Structuring partnerships with for-profits may be a worthwhile pursuit, as successful partnerships bring numerous benefits to both parties.

In this podcast, I speak with Jen Brady, Executive Director of Oasis, A Haven for Women and Children based in Paterson, NJ.

Oasis serves more 600 women and children per day in its facility, located within an urban center about 45 minutes outside of New York City. Its stated mission, “… to change the lives of women and children by breaking the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to feed, clothe, educate, and empower women and children in need.” can only be accomplished through coordinated help from a variety of stakeholders.

Podcast on Partnerships for Social Impact

Listen to the podcast and you’ll hear Jen’s answers to these and other questions about partnering for social impact:

  • Can you describe an example of how Oasis and a for profit partnered up to help your organization more effectively deliver on its mission?
  • What, if anything, have you seen your for profit partner get out of it?
  • Is there a time you should “just say no” to a partner?
  • Any “best practices” you can share with our listeners based on your experiences?

Want to learn more from Jen Brady and other leading women in the nonprofit sector? Join us at the Center for Excellence’s Fifth Annual Conference for Women in Nonprofit Leadership on May 18.  Find out more here or follow #NPWomenLead on Twitter.

About author

Amy DeVita

Amy DeVita is managing partner at Top Nonprofits. A publisher, entrepreneur, mother, wife, social media enthusiast and fan and avid supporter of the do-gooders in the nonprofit/ for-impact sector. She has written for Top Nonprofits and Third Sector Today; she has been quoted on pieces about social media and social impact on The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. She was named to the Leading Women Entrepreneurs in NJ Monthly and she is a member of Social Media for Nonprofits' Leadership Council. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, yoga, hiking, traveling, and playing Scrabble. Amy lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and three dogs. In 1984 she earned the "Most Improved Average" honor on her bowling league.

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