Better Together: Collaborating for Maximum Impact (Scranton)

Apr 25, 2018 08:00am -
Apr 25, 2018 12:30pm

Event Details

Event Description

Better Together: Collaborating for Maximum Impact
Wednesday, April 25 | 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Scranton

Offered in Partnership with and Sponsored by:

To collaborate, or not collaborate. That seems to be the question for many in the nonprofit sector these days. One that often leads to more questions… How much more could we accomplish in our communities if we joined forces? How much stronger might we be together than we are on our own? What level of partnership are we looking for – and with whom?  Where do we even start?

On Wednesday, April 25, the Northeast Library District and the PA Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) are excited to host “Better Together: Collaborating for Maximum Impact”, to bring this conversation to life. This half-day program will feature:

1. A high-level introduction to collaboration, exploring different levels of partnership and what it means to truly work together

2. A panel of local organizations who have “been there, done that”, sharing honest insights into the challenges, realities, and successes of their journeys in collaboration

3. A tactical, hands-on workshop all about putting these real-life lessons into place, including policy suggestions, tips for building trust, and ending a partnership

4. Food – did we mention breakfast is on us?


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Networking and Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM – Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM – Intro to Collaboration
Facilitated by Laura Ducceschi, Executive Director, Scranton Area Community
This presentation will cover different levels of collaboration, the importance of collaboration for sustainability, and lessons learned.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Panel Discussion: The Courage to Collaborate
This panel includes United Neighborhood Center, Advocacy Alliance, The Luzerne Foundation, and United Way of Wyoming Valley/Berwick

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM – Break & Visit with Sponsors

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM – The “Now What” of Collaboration
Facilitated by Anne Gingerich, Executive Director, PANO
This presentation will cover building trust, being vulnerable, putting important policies and other documents in place (like an MOU) to clearly define expectations, and identifying when to enter into or when to walk away from a partnership opportunity.

12:20 – 12:30 PM – Closing Remarks, Evaluations, and More Networking


$20 PANO Members | $30 Regular Price

By signing up for this event, you give authorize PANO to use any photos, videos, or recordings from this event in which you may appear.  If you would like to request that PANO not use your image, likeness, and/or voice in publications and communications following this event, please reach out to Membership & Communications Director Lauren Henicle at


Albright Memorial Library
500 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18509


Event Type:Education
Early registration ends on Jan 23, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Jan 24, 2018 and ends on Apr 19, 2018.
Late registration starts on Apr 20, 2018.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
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Member Fee: $20.00$20.00$20.00
Non-Member Fee: $30.00$30.00$30.00