When engaging in a new partnership or strengthening a current collaboration, it is important for all partners to share an understanding about what is important to each of you, and how you want to work together. In longer-term engagements, groups will oftentimes try to reach a common vision for the outcome of their work together. That process, while important, can be long and require a deep commitment. Another place to start is by having a discussion about shared principles or values.
This tool is one exercise to help you have that discussion with a partner organization. By surfacing the values that you all hold and discussing the areas where there are similarities and differences can help prepare you for conversations about how you will work together and what your ultimate goals are, both for your organization, as well as for your community overall.Creating Larger Change