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Title: Community Sector and Business Partnerships

Community Sector and Business Partnerships
  • Stephanie MackOffice for the Community Sector

About the Office for the Community Sector
  • Reduce the regulatory burden on community sector
  • Strengthen the capacity of the not-for-profit
    community sector

Office for the Community Sector
Burden reduction Capacity building
National Standard Chart of Accounts ICT Tools
Common Funding Agreement Shared Services
NFP Compliance Support Centre Workforce tools
Amendments to the Associations Incorporations Act Community Foundations Funding
Greater collaboration with LGAs
Work with Philanthropy/business
Leadership Development
Community Sector and Business Partnerships Guide
and Tool kit
What does the sector want?
  • Human resources
  • Tools and templates
  • Forums
  • Relationships that work
  • An angle/ knowing how to talk the talk

What does Business want?
  • Ability to deliver CSR objectives
  • Clear communication/ demonstrated impact
  • Relevant partnership opportunities
  • Professional approach

Stage 1 Getting Ready
  • Understand what you have to offer
  • For the sector, helps to get your house in
    order and develop marketing approach
  • For business, helps to understand the right fit
    for your business in order to support your
    business goals

Stage 2 Finding a Partner/ Relationship
  • Consider the type of relationship you need
  • Undertaking research
  • Plan for approaching potential partners

Stage 3 Approaching a Potential Partner
  • Planning your approach
  • Writing and developing material (evaluation and
    demonstrating impact)
  • Provides early terms of reference for developing
    a relationship

Stage 4 Establishing a Relationship
  • Formalising objectives, timelines and scope to
    enable better evaluation
  • Enables both partners to talk about the
    relationship risks and how to avoid common

Stage 5 Keeping it on Track
  • Communications approach to suit both partners
  • Determine tasks
  • Documenting progress

Stage 6 Review/ Renew/ Next Steps
  • Sometimes relationships run their course
    important to manage the conclusion as much as the
  • Important to take stock/demonstrate mutual
    impact/ value
  • Important to think about how work can be built

Case Study
Arnie Bax Travellers Aid
Activity Elevator Speech
  • (Name of your organisation) works with (client or
    group) to (statement of need or opportunity) so
    they can (outcome) which means that (statement of
    key benefit).
  • Were the only organisation that (unique selling
    point) and if we can (intended action and
    requirements) we can achieve (new goal).

Elevator Speech Continued....
  • Were coming to you because (state potential
    partnership). We can offer you (state what you
    can offer) and need (state needs) from you. This
    partnership would help us (restate goal) and
    would help your (business or social goal).
  • Together we can (joint achievement).

  • The Office for the Community Sector, within DPCD
    works with the whole of the Victorian NFP sector
    to reduce the burden of compliance on the sector
    and strengthen capacity so they can continue to
    work to strengthen Victorian communities which
    means that Victoria is a great place to live.
  • Were the only organisation that represents the
    needs of the Victorian community sector across
    the whole of government and if we can engage with
    the business and philanthropic communities more
    we can achieve/ensure that a greater/more diverse
    resource base is known by the sector.
  • Were coming to you because you represent the
    needs of the business sector in Victoria. We can
    act as the gateway to the NFP community sector
    and need endorsement from you. This partnership
    would help us connect with the business community
    sector and would help achieve your Corporate
    Social Responsibly (CSR) goals.
  • Together we can work to support greater
    collaboration between the community sector and
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