Maximizing Program Services Through Private Sector Partnerships and Relationships.

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US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Faith-based and Community Initiative.
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This handbook provides faith- and community-based organizations with specific, practical guidance about the fundamental aspects of engaging corporate givers and foundation grantmakers. This document aims to help organizations that provide services for substance abuse and mental illness. However, you can apply the basic principles described here to any human service endeavor. The guidance in this handbook can help you learn to expand and sustain services, enhance effectiveness, and diversify funding streams. The chapters also provide tips on marketing your organization and writing grant proposals, as well as points to consider when collaborating with businesses or foundations. Throughout the handbook, examples depict the specific needs of community and faith-based organizations. In addition, case studies of successful relationships showcase the scope of creative and beneficial partnering arrangements. 

This handbook has five chapters. Each chapter addresses an aspect of developing effective relationships with private sector organizations:

  1.  Assess Your Organization’s Strengths and Needs
  2.  Seek Multiple Sources of Support
  3.  Attract Corporate Partners
  4. Submit a Strong Grant Proposal
  5.  Build and Sustain Relationships.

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