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Key Takeaways: Checklist for Government Partnerships

The social enterprises we interviewed were adamant that “there is no checklist” that governs their engagement in government partnerships. And yet we saw patterns in the strategies and behaviors that they had refined over time to set them up for success.

This “no-checklist” checklist walks through the three major steps:

  1. setting a vision for government partnerships (On Your Mark),
  2. preparing for the engagement (Get Set), and then
  3. diving in with techniques to build effective partnerships (Go).

Within each step we have summarized key strategies and advice from the field, gathered through our research.

Find the Checklist here.

Read next: Manage the “What Ifs?” of government partnerships, Data for Scale, or return to see all articles in Government Partners.

Access the full PDF of Leveraging Government Partnerships for Scaled Impact here or the key takeaways checklist here.

This article was written by Erin Worsham, Kimberly Langsam, and Ellen Martin, and released in September 2018.




Scaling Pathways is a partnership between the Skoll Foundation, USAID, Mercy Corps Ventures, and CASE at Duke to curate and share scaling insights from the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.

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