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PartnershipsJon Jarvis with Ruth Coleman, Director of California State Parks and Ruskin Hartley, Executive Director of Save the Redwoods League at ceremony recognizing acceptance of Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant for acquisition of land to be added to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Welcome to the NPS Partnerships Web Site
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The Partnerships web site is your 24 hours a day / 7 days a week best practice resource to help you more effectively broker and manage successful partnerships. It is intended to serve both NPS employees and our partners as a one-stop place to inform and enhance your partnering experience. There are five major sections:

About Partnerships: Provides a historical background and present-day context for the spectrum of partnering that is being used to accomplish the NPS mission. This section addresses how to create a partnership culture in your organization, a checklist of partnership possibilities, and success factors. You can also check out a list of NPS award winning partnerships, many of which are described in detail on the Case Studies Page.

Resources: Information on who you can consult for guidance, funding sources, learning sources, tips for negotiating and getting approval for partnership agreements, model agreements, and learning links.

How to: Presents the context, realities and practical steps on how to form and manage partnerships, establish and utilize a nonprofit organization, fundraise, and work with a spectrum of special partnerships that might serve your park-specific needs.

Case Studies: You can search these case studies by type of partnership and by alphabetical listing. You can learn how and why each partnership was formed, accomplishments to date, key success factors, frustrations, most important lessons learned, and what they would do differently next time.

Recognition: Provides guidance and examples of how to properly recognize our partners, donors, and partnership accomplishments.

This site is expanded and improved on a regular basis to give you the most current best practice information to assist your partnership efforts. We encourage you to provide input, suggest improvements, and correct any errors you notice. You can provide input by clicking on the "Contact Us" link.

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