As public agencies contemplate collaborations with nonprofits, it
may be helpful to keep in mind that nonprofits typically exist to
make the world a better place. To do this, they sometimes
engage in advocacy activities.
The following resources help local agencies understand the
parameters under which nonprofits operate.
Communities Government Purchasing Alliance™ (“U.S.
Communities™”) is a nationwide purchasing cooperative. Open
to local and state public agencies, school districts (K-12),
higher education and nonprofit organizations, U.S.
Partnering with other organizations or agencies is essential to
maximize your efforts at enrolling children in no- or low-cost
health insurance or for any other joint efforts. Thinking of the
relationship as a partnership rather than a contract will enhance
the success of the effort. Learn steps that will help create a
The key to success in engaging other organizations and agencies
in a collaborative effort is in how you approach the
collaboration both in terms of your actions and your attitude.
Learn actions and attitudes that will support collaboration.