As collaboration week continues, I’m happy to report there’s been added excitement surrounding the current Allentown Arts Marketing cooperative and as we share the concept for the future throughout the business and artistic organizations, there seems to be growing momentum for the initiative. Much, much more to be shared as we move along.
But for today, I’m happy to share another one of the components to building a collaborative movement where you are and through the projects you are working on. After introducing yesterdays’ Catalyst. Today we explore another necessary person or persons who will help you move towards collaborative success. Ladies and gentlemen, The Sherpa:
A Sherpa – In any successful venture, inevitably someone will wind up taking the lead and guiding the adventure. In the case of collaborations between small to medium non-profit organizations, there’s rarely free time for staff members to take on additional workload. However, given the right circumstances and individual’s skill sets, it’s possible to find the right person(s) to rally the troops and keep everyone on task. Shifting the responsibility of leadership between different individuals depending on the project or campaign protects against burn-out and shares the load.