Partnerships: A Framework for non-profits – HousingU online course

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Partnerships A Framework for non-profitsThis 12-week online, facilitated course provides the information and skills leaders need to successfully decide on and navigate partnerships of all kinds.

Funded by BC Housing and developed by BCNPHA, this course has been designed specifically for affordable housing leaders and board members who make decisions about partnerships.

Topics include:

Defining a Partnership | Types of Partnerships | Partnering for Collective Impact | The Process of Partnering | Roles and Responsibilities | Legal Implications | Maintaining Healthy Partnerships | Ending Partnerships | Creating a Successful Partnering Guide

What you'll learn

The Partnerships course has been developed for organizations contemplating any kind of partnership, such as new developments, sharing program space or collaborating on service delivery. The course provides a logical and easy to follow model and framework of partnership development. The partnership model designed for this course begins with scoping – the idea stage – where potential partnerships are contemplated and internal needs are assessed. By the end of the course participants will create their own partnership guide, personalized for their organization.

Time commitment

This course includes approximately 32 hours of content. It is recommended that you commit to studying for 3-4 hours a week in order to be done in 8 weeks. However, you will have up to 3 months to complete. You can progress at your own pace, log in to do assignments, and participate in forum discussions whenever when it’s convenient for you. Having said that, we do encourage you to stick to the posted weekly schedule so that most participants will be working on the same topic at roughly the same time.


As an online course participants must have basic computer skills and have access to a computer with MS Office 2010 or later and a modern, safe browser. We recommend Chrome, however any updated browser will work. Templates used in this course may require MS Excel, MS Word or a .pdf reader. This course is provided in English and requires reading and writing at a grade 12 level.

Start and end dates

September 30, 2019 - December 21, 2019


$139 (+GST) for members , $209 + GST for non-members

Register 3 or more people from the same organization for this course and your rate will be reduced to $109 each (+GST). This offer is for BCNPHA members only.
To take advantage of this discounted rate please email for further instructions.


To register, click the large green button at the top of this page: “Login to account”, or “Create an account” (if you do not yet have one). Note: We require a unique email address for each course participant as our online learning system will not accept duplicate emails. If you need further instructions, click Course registration instructions.

For more information email:

Kate Nielsen

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