Building Sustainable Relationships

16th March 2021



At our Integrated Approaches to Volunteering drop in session last week we looked at how systems can create the conditions to support sustainable relationships and partnerships.

Though our work looking at the volunteering response to COVID we learned about the key role that good relationships play in creating the conditions to maximise the benefits of volunteering. We have attached a copy of the presentation from last weeks session that sets out our early thinking on this topic.

We have highlighted a number of considerations such as being aware of the existing partnership infrastructure that exists in systems and understanding the motivations of different partners.

Good partnerships are about building trust and mutual understanding. That takes time but it is effort that pays dividends when systems are faced with significant external threats.