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Interview with Donna Mills

Key take-aways:

  • When stakeholders focus on the populations they all serve, rather than on the needs of their respective organizations, the conversation changes and the door to collaboration opens.
  • Rather than duplicating efforts and competing for resources, organizations should share with one another their work in a particular area and look for opportunities to collaborate in ways that advance the goals further then when they operate independently.
  • Past tensions ease when you bring unlikely partners around the table and create an open dialogue.
  • Deep, meaningful relationships are the bedrock for developing collaborative solutions among diverse stakeholders.