This section hosts a variety of information and resources that can help your group or organisation collaborate more effectively

Considering collaborating more with your VCS peers?

If you represent a local VCSE organisation and are thinking that working collaboratively might benefit you, then you are not alone; when MVA last surveyed the VCS on this topic, over 45% of responders expressed interest in collaborating - so this is a great time to be reaching out to your peers!

At MVA we listen carefully to the needs of the sector and our collaboration page is continuously being developed specifically to support organisations and groups of any size to work more collaboratively to achieve their goals. On this page you will find practical support to help you build potential collaborative partnerships, and resources to help you navigate collaborative working processes.

Building contacts and developing relationships is the best basis to explore collaborating

MVA host several initiatives to help the VCS network and to develop relationships required to build strong and effective collaborations and partnerships. Current activities are listed below - and if you would like to find out more, or be added to the invitation list for any of these, please contact us:

  • VCS Leaders Network
  • VCS Community Response Meetings
  • Community & Faith Forum
  • VCS Transformation Academy & Alliance
  • VCS events and meetings

Building your organisational skills and knowledge around collaborating

In order to collaborate more effectively, you may find it helpful to build your skills and understanding in order to do this well - so we have collated some resources below that might help you to do this:

Resource DescriptionResource Link
Is collaborating right for you - a checklist of considerationsLink
IVAR's Getting ready for collaboration - learning from experience
Template for developing agreements between VCS organisations