While collaborations operate much more fluidly, an effective communications plan with specific timelines for communications among partners is critical to ensure knowledge is shared. A process can be established within the project or activity cycle that requires partners to identify things they’ve learned as a result of the partnership. These new learnings can be a part of reporting and can provide useful information for new partnerships in the future.

Even for looser collaborations, an informal debrief session at the conclusion of a campaign can help to identify successes and challenges while solidifying positive relations.