Eric Marsh (Long Beach Church Collective) has been successful in developing multiple collaborative initiatives among churches, other religious organizations, and the public sector in Long Beach, California. He provides some thoughts on moving from competition and distance to collaboration among church leaders.
This was recorded as part of the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture’s Reimagining Church Initiative.
Resources for collaboration between organizations (including churches!)
Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom. The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations (Portfolio Books, 2006)
Lynda Gratton and Tamara J. Erickson. Eight Ways to Build Collaborative Teams. (Harvard Business Review, November 2007)
Morton Hansen and Nitin Nohria. “How to Build Collaborative Advantage” (MIT Sloan management Review, Fall 2004)
Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. “How Collaboration Wins: Leadership, Benefits and Best Practices” (Harvard Business School Publishing, 2017)
Marianne Hughes & Didi Goldenhar. Networking a City. (Stanford Innovation Review, Summer 2012)
Herminia Ibarra and Morten T. Hansen. “Are You a Collaborative Leader?” (Harvard Business Review, July-August 2011)
Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Collaborative Advantage. (Harvard Business Review, July-August 1994)