Donor Collaboration: Power in Numbers

“While donor collaboration is not a new concept, it has gained currency as funders seek to have an impact on ever more complex problems, while realizing that their individual giving will generally not be sufficient to make the kind of difference they desire. At the same time, our inter-connected world has created new opportunities for donors to work together. The result is that individual donors, family and corporate foundations, as well as large national foundations, are coming together in collaborative efforts around a broad range of issues. From forums in which donors simply exchange information with one another to much more formal arrangements in which they pool their resources in joint grantmaking decisions, donor collaboration is becoming increasingly common nationwide.”