Identifying Strategic Partnerships Worksheet

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  1. Review your list of stakeholders: Refer to the Stakeholder Analysis Tool. Focus on those identified as having a high level of interest and influence.
  2. Consider capacity and sphere of influence: This could include the stakeholder’s resources, expertise, and networks.
  3. Consider alignment: Determine whether the potential partner has a good track record of working collaboratively with others and if their values seem to align with those of iCCM institutionalization.
  4. Consider potential impact: Consider what you could achieve in partnership with this stakeholder, how this differs from what you could achieve alone, and whether there are any potential risks of engaging with the partner.
  5. From your list, identify two to three stakeholders who might have the greatest sphere of influence, alignment, and potential impact. Reach out to each of them to discuss interest and options to work together in support of iCCM institutionalization. 
  6. Information sharing and informal coordination in advocacy can be a good start before moving onto more formalized partnership arrangements. Save the Children’s Advocacy and Campaigns course guide on Partnerships and Coalitions provides some useful tips for developing effective partnerships.