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Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations
Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations

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1 Working across organisational boundaries

Listen to the sixth instalment of Ellen’s account of her Family Time experience.

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Like Ellen, many leaders of voluntary organisations spend large amounts of their time collaboratively working with colleagues from other organisations – collaborating formally and informally to make things happen. Sometimes working with other organisations involves funding, contracts, a clear agreement as to how organisations will work together. At other times, there is a more open agenda to explore ways of working together to make things happen in a locality, improve services for people in need, offer integrated information or make a small corner of the world a better place – whether through the arts, the environment or aid.