There is a song for everything; the way my brain works is there is a song associated with any word. So if you are like me, the lyrics of Ice Ice Baby are starting to groove in your mind. You know, “stop, collaborate, and listen..” Vanilla Ice might have been on to something.
Collaboration is critical in this world, along with listening to others. You can’t do it all alone!
Many non-profit organizations in Clermont County all have one goal/mission that is the same. We want to assist people who may be struggling, turn lives around for the better, and provide hope. So why not work together to achieve these goals?
Collaboration is one of the core values of Bluebird- working together, not separately, to execute the mission. Not one person and not one organization will accomplish life transformation; we partner with numerous groups to help just one life.
Collaboration allows us to gather resources, whether financial, human, or intellectual, to maximize impact effectively. By collaborating with others, we can learn from one another and develop innovative solutions that can create lasting change.
Moreover, this core value facilitates the creation of solid partnerships with other nonprofits, agencies, businesses, and community members, leading to increased visibility, support, and sustainability for the mission. We choose to recognize and embrace the importance of collaboration!
Just to list a few, here are some of the wonderful organizations that we are in collaboration with and what they do:
-Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health: “Each day, we connect with people who are struggling to be well, both in mind and body. We work with them in our multiple office locations and residential facilities, as well as in the community—whether that be on street corners, in workplaces, or in their homes.”
-Beech Acers Parenting Center: “We combine science and compassion to deliver innovative solutions that equip adults to meet children’s needs and cultivate their strengths.”
-Child Focus: “The mission of Child Focus is to join with communities in improving the quality of life for children, families and adults. Child Focus is a leader in the industries of early childhood and behavioral health by creating responsive and innovative programs in collaboration with individuals, families, community agencies and institutions. Our early care and education, prevention and treatment programs improve coping mechanisms, provide support, promote school readiness and success and encourage growth and self-sufficiency for the children, families and adults in our community.”
Collaboration is no “new invention.” So let us gather and work together!