We see collaborations facilitating tacit knowledge transfers, tackling resource constraints, and more importantly, expanding the reach of the programmes.
To create large, sustainable, and replicable impact, organisations are increasingly seeking ‘unlikely allies’. These go beyond the usual allies such as the government, philanthropic foundations, and welfare organisations.
88% of the surveyed organisations indicated that they seek collaborators who also believe in changemaking. The nature of such collaborations was largely indicated as long-term (75%) and democratic (97%).
However, in our interviews with leading changemakers, we found collaborations were more organic, which has often led them to discover their ‘unlikely allies’. For young changemakers, these collaborations took mentorship roles, and networking opportunities to gain recognition, trust, and footing in the field.