Collaboration Toolkit

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Consider Steps to Get Started

If you’re ready to begin forming your collaborative, you should have a clear concept outlined to share with partners. If you haven’t done this yet, you may want to review the Considering a Collaborative stage tips. Click here for the Considering a Collaborative stage.

If you outlined your concept and secured initial partners, you may be ready to formalize a process and bring members together. The process of building and sustaining a collaborative is ongoing. It might feel a little overwhelming to figure out how to get started. These three key steps can help pave the way:

1. Create the big picture for your collaborative

2. Identify the right partners to help you implement a shared vision

3. Plan a kick-off meeting to develop a shared vision and path for action

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