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Working with partners

Being part of a partnership is great for a lot of reasons. Partnerships offer a great environment for networking and learning, they offer the potential for development when you have shared goals. However, probably the best part of working within a partnership project is that it provides you with the opportunity to share essential fundraising skills – that’s the best part!

Go ahead and ask questions
Organisations can benefit from sharing best practices and learn from each other, and what best way to do that than engaging in meaningful peer to peer sessions. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! If you feel that you can benefit from learning from the experience of other organisations, don’t be shy to ask them about it. These sessions can be as formal or informal as you want, just as long as there’s an atmosphere of honesty and mutual support.

Compare and contrast
Peer to peer learning is all about connecting and learning with others. Feel free to share anything you feel it is important about your organisation’s activity. This will give you an excellent opportunity to learn from the successes (and mistakes!) of others.

Why is it so important?
When it comes to fundraising, peer to peer learning is crucial, especially for museums and organisations that have no previous hands-on experience of fundraising activities. You will find that it is an excellent way to expand your knowledge and gain more experience. So don’t waste any time and get learning!

Serious about partnership working? Join us for a full day Catalyst training course on ‘Working with Partners’ in September, for a chance to learn more and help your museum grow. Details to be published soon, but if you have any specific questions please give us a call at 01209 500750 or drop us an email at

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