In order to implement the Action Plan you will need to insure that you both Manage your plan effectively AND you organize the Collaboration of organizations whose cooperation expertise, resources, authority , etc. are needed for success.
There are extensive materials, training, and consultants available related to both Management and Project Management.
A scan of your immediate environment will probably reveal a number of potential resources.
TIP-Don’t overlook local businesses, colleges, and volunteers as potential resources.
TIP-While there are many resources related to Collaboration we recommend you start by checking out the following publications from the Wilder Foundation:http://www.wilder.org/Pages/default.aspx
– “Collaboration What makes It Work: A review of research literature on factors influencing successful collaboration” and
– “Collaboration Handbook: Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey” a step-by -step guide to organizing successful collaborations.
TIP-The Wilder Foundation provides a free Collaboration Factors Inventory that can be used to either plan or evaluate collaborations. Highly recommended.
TIP- “The TeamNet Factor” by Jessica Lipnack & Jefferey Stamps provides an excellent guide to organizing work involving independeny organizations by integrating “Teams” and “Networks (TeamNets).