Guiding Principles for Collaboration Between Government and Philanthropic Organisations (2012)

Launched in July 2012, the Guiding Principles for Collaboration Between Government and Philanthropic Organisations is a new resource for those practicing, or interested in, cross-sectoral collaborations. Developed by the Office for the Community Sector, Department of Planning and Community Development in Victoria and Philanthropy Australia, the Guiding Principles offer a set of pointers to facilitate successful partnerships.

There are 15 key Principles, structured under four headings:

  1. Creating the Environment
  2. Shaping Partnerships and Building Relationships
  3. Decision Making and Management Practices, and
  4. Evaluation and Sustainability

The Guiding Principles together form a framework for approaching new, and strengthening existing, collaborations between philanthropic and government co-funders of the not-for-profit sector.

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