Partnering with the private sector can add value in a number of ways, not just in terms of financial support.

The main reasons for considering a partnership with the private sector are:

  • To accomplish shared goals;
  • To learn from the process of partnering;
  • To reach actors you might not otherwise reach;
  • To access funding for development work that may otherwise remain unused.

Experience shows that much benefit can be derived from partnering with companies that are highly influential and can help to connect the activities of NGOs and non-profits on a global scale. A business might employ the best human resources available and may have experience, knowledge and access to broad networks that can make a difference and have helped non-profits in reaching some of their objectives and in amplifying impact.