Who Wants to Be a Partner? 25 First Moves
by Steve Barnhill
On our blog at edgetexas.com I recently asked why nonprofits so rarely collaborate with each other, and shared comments on the subject made by a couple of leading Houston-area funders. If the thought of collaborating has appeal for you, but you don’t know how to start, here are 25 suggestions by Karen Eber Davis lifted from Texas Nonprofits’ e-newsletter of February 22nd. All of these ideas are intended to "see how the relationship works," and establish trust.
Recent Work From Edge
February 6, 2010 was a glorious day; and the crisp breezes, bright sunshine and high blue sky were only the beginning. It was on this Saturday that CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare welcomed hundreds to the Grand Opening of the new W.T. and Louise J. Moran Health Center /John S. Dunn Building, located in Midtown Houston.
In January, Edge launched a new website for Ellen Cokinos Consulting for Nonprofits, www.ellencokinos.com. Throughout her 25-year career in the nonprofit arena, Ellen has amassed an impressive array of consulting successes, as she has served, strengthened and sustained the causes of some of our nation’s most esteemed “NPOs.”
Located in Houston’s Memorial area, Yorkshire Academy is a private school that welcomes students from 18 months of age through 5th grade. The Academy’s British Curriculum equivalent emphasizes a multi-cultural approach to learning with focus on low student-to-teacher ratios and exceptional extracurricular activities. As in years past, this January, Yorkshire Academy called upon Edge to craft an invitation for the school’s annual Open House.
January also marked Edge’s launch of cityofrefuge.org, the new online home of City of Refuge Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Located in Houston’s historic Third Ward, City of Refuge (COR) is a truly multicultural congregation, where all are welcome to worship with “Vim, Vigor and Vitality.”
Before 2010 began, Edge was chosen by Texas Southern University to oversee its 2009 President’s Report. Edge Creative Director Don Goodell is leading the project’s design team, while photographer Pam Francis has been recruited to help bring the book’s vision to life.