What Business Leaders Wish NGOs Knew About Transformative Partnerships

Oct 2, 2018 10:55 AM ET

As a leader of an NGO, you know that public, nonprofit, philanthropic, and private actors must work together to make progress on the most pressing global issues. In fact, you probably have a few companies you’d like to approach to talk about a partnership that will help your mission and the company.

But how can you start the conversation?

For many years FSG has worked with NGOs to develop transformative partnerships with companies, including Save the Children, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, and The Asia Foundation. As part of a recent engagement with a leading international NGO, we interviewed corporate leaders from a variety of industries on their advice for NGOs seeking collaborations with corporations. Here are 5 insights from corporate leaders on building effective partnerships:

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