P-ACT: Partnership Activation Tool - Introduction

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A dialog tool to catalyze critical partnership conversations

Despite a strong and growing consensus on the importance of partnerships involving corporations, social ventures,NGOs, and government agencies to achieve and scale up social innovation, practitioners from within these organizations struggle to effectively initiate, manage, and grow such collaborations successfully.

In 2017, the Practical Impact Alliance convened a working group to review the growing body of knowledge generated around this topic, and explore the barriers and enablers of
social impact partnerships.

Co-led by MIT D-Lab, Intellecap, and Blood Orange, the working group developed P-ACT, a dialog facilitation tool that fosters open and constructive dialogue among practitioners during the partnership activation phase.