In the March issue of SEE Change Magazine, Mike Rowlands, wrote about the power of collaboration. He shared insights into the success of the Rainforest Solutions Project, a coalition formed by Greenpeace, the BC Sierra Club and ForestEthics, to fight the deforestation of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. The article illustrates the power of collaboration to help social leaders solve complex problems.
Mike outlined four factors that help ensure collaborations are effective. These include: networking for results; honouring stakeholders; openly sharing knowledge; and navigating the socio-political context. I’d like to zoom in on factor three - openly sharing knowledge - in this month’s post.