Life as an entrepreneur can be lonely at times. It doesn’t have to be that way!
When you collaborate, build powerful business relationships, and expand your community influence, opportunities to make a difference (and get paid) doing what you love will show up.
At Raise a Dream, we always say, "It takes a team to raise a dream." Collaboration and partnering in business and community projects is one important key to success and are great ways for entrepreneurs to expand and grow their influence and increase their profile and their profits.
Charmaine has had the pleasure of speaking for many Rotary Clubs across North America, including Burnaby and New Westminster, BC. Speaking at Rotary Clubs is part of the Raise a Dream’s community and collaboration building strategy.
Rotary International and their global chapters are great examples of what collaboration and partnering towards social good looks like in action. In fact, Rotary unites more than one million people around the world. The Rotary International website states, "Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change." What a wonderful mission.
At recent Rotary presentations, Charmaine shared various strategies to build collaboration, community connections, and sponsorship relationships, all of which are catalysts for the positive and lasting changes that Rotary seeks to create.
5 Valuable collaboration tips that can boost social good:
- Explore the relationships you already have. Often the people you need on your project are already in your circle of influence. Deepen those relationships. Reconnect with people and be a champion for their projects.
- Choose the right-fit organizations, projects, and people to partner and collaborate with… a wrong fit is usually a recipe for stress, lots of fires to put out, and sometimes disaster.
- Ensure you have clear goals and objectives (that are documented and visited regularly). Make sure you are all headed in the same direction.
- Communicate effectively. Communicate often. Communicate purposefully. Did we mention just how important communication is for collaboration and sponsor relationships to succeed?
- Celebrate the wins. Even the small ones. They all add up, and they provide you with a great track record of collaboration success.
Look for ways to expand or maintain the collaboration for other projects of mutual interest and value.
Remember, when you are a champion for other people's projects... a line up of champions forms to support you. You need not stand alone.
To learn more about Raise a Dream, collaboration, and how sponsorship can help with your community or entrepreneurial projects, visit www.raiseadream.com.