Collaborating with Partners on Joint Grants: Do’s And Don’ts

More and more funders prefer (or require) organizations to leverage their resources by collaborating with complementary partners. In a world where competition is often more common than cooperation, how do we navigate these waters? This workshop will showcase some successful collaborations that involved joint grantseeking, and offer pointers on how you can succeed too!


  • Essential factors in selecting collaborators
  • How to streamline the process of submitting joint proposals and reports
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Dalya MassachiDalya F. Massachi specializes in helping nonprofit professionals advance their missions through outstanding fundraising and marketing materials – online and offline. A lifelong writer, Dalya’s first letter to the editor was published in her hometown newspaper before she was even a teenager. For nearly 20 years, Dalya has worked professionally with community-oriented organizations as a grantwriter, speaker, writing coach, journalist, and consultant. She has crafted countless successful marketing pieces, grant proposals, and news articles, and currently pens “The Writer’s Block” column on From 2000-2004, Dalya served as Founding Director of BAIDO: [San Francisco] Bay Area International Development Organizations. She holds an M.A. in Communication & International Development and a B.A. in International Studies. Dalya’s award-winning book is entitled, “Writing to Make a Difference: 25 Powerful Techniques to Boost Your Community Impact.” Her website and free e-newsletter are at:
Writing For Community SuccessWriting for Community Success helps you turbocharge your words to engage more readers! We help you boost your community impact through outstanding written materials. Services include: Group training, Editing (books, articles, etc.), Grant proposal tune-ups, and Writing coaching.

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