2.3 Building

Once partners are on board, it is time to build a working relationship through discussion and agreement on goals, objectives and principles that will underpin the relationship. This may also involve agreeing issues around governance in the partnership; for example, you may ask the following questions:

  • Which key individuals across the different organisations are accountable for the partnership?
  • How will these individuals communicate?
  • When will they meet?
  • How will decisions be taken?
  • In what ways is this group of partners accountable to other stakeholders (e.g. donors and beneficiaries)?