Partnership Conference 2012 Challenge
How can we support more strategic business and NGO partnerships to achieve social, environmental and economic goals?
This challenge is a part of the NGO+Business Partnership Conference 2012 taking place at Copenhagen Business School on June 10-12
The ideas created in this challenge, will be made available through an online publication for free download.
From philanthropy to strategic partnerships
The majority of NGO-business partnerships fall within philanthropy, where companies are offering financial support to an NGO. Strategic partnerships, where companies and NGOs are working towards shared goals, are lacking. The added value created from strategic partnerships is the greatest for both partners, still only few of these more advanced partnerships exist.
Lack of awareness about the opportunities that partnerships entail, as well as watertight shutters between the two sectors, have been identified as important barriers.
How do we overcome the barriers? We need fresh thinking, that can encourage more partnerships. You’re encouraged to submit creative ideas within the four themes described in this challenge.
Read more about the barriers and success factors in the working paper
"Barriers and Success Factors in the Establishment and Continuous Development of NGO-Business Partnerships in Denmark" or visit the Partnership Initiative.
Ideas will be evaluated according to creativity, feasibility and impact by the conference team. Winners will be selected in the categories:
Grand Winner: Best overall idea
Best in Category: Best idea within each theme
Open Innovator Award: Most constructive commenting on other people's ideas
Winners will receive a diploma and be highlighted on this site. Their ideas will be featured in an online publication for free download.
You're encouraged to submit early and often. Community managers from Social Lab will (as time permits) comment on ideas as they’re uploaded. Idea submission closes June 22nd, 2012. CBS Sustainability Platform will then evaluate submitted ideas and announce winners.
NOTE: To add ideas, please click here. The form above is just for comments :-)
How to Get Started
1. Sign up on this site - it's 100% free.
2. Add ideas!
3. If you need a creative kickstart, browse through the inspiration - they're designed to spark ideas.
4. Or simply comment on other peoples ideas - there's an award for best commenting too :-)
All ideas submitted will be in the public domain. By adding your ideas, you agree that they will be free to use, remix and share by anyone. You're encouraged to build on other people’s ideas comment, post links and generally have fun.
The conference team is excited to see what creative concepts will be submitted and will look closely at them. The best ideas will be made available as an online publication for free download.
This innovation event is a collaboration between Social Lab and Copenhagen Business School.