Partnerships! Collaborations! When it comes to conducting successful community efforts,everyone says working together is the answer. How can you know which communityorganizations will be good partners? Partnerships are only worthwhile if the partners, as well asthe participants, benefit and move toward their goals. When partners contribute what they dobest, projects are stronger programmatically, reach more people, offer more programs, and aremore cost effective. Carefully chosen partners and projects increase the likelihood that the effortwill be a good one.