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Thursday, 08 July 2010 11:05

Partnerships That Matter

Written by  DEIDRICH E. TOWNE Jr., CBCP

In our disciplines, we all see and use partnerships every day. While researching data for this article I asked a number of my partners about their recent experiences. In the next few paragraphs, I’ll relate to you, some of what they passed on to me; offer some examples of partnerships that matter and tell you about a way that might help you build partnerships that work! So let’s get started.Earlier this month I opened another trade magazine, Emergency Management (May 2010 Issue). In this periodical, a well-written article by David Raths details some of the cooperative efforts that took place in California during the wildfires of 2007. While it is not unusual for groups to work together, keeping track of the resources available has become an important factor in each of our toolboxes. Raths describes an organization Business Executives for National Security (BENS) which has been working with government entities