Welcome to Global Partners in Care’s Partnership Program! Through our mission to build partnerships that enhance compassionate care globally, we are dedicated to improving access to hospice and palliative care worldwide, and we are thrilled to have you as a partner.
Now that your partnership has been established, this toolkit will provide you with practical strategies and resources to build and sustain a fulfilling relationship with your new partner.
As a U.S. partner, we ask that your organization makes a commitment to support your international partner by engaging in the following activities:
- Cultivate Relationships
- Engage Staff and Volunteers
- Establish a Steering Committee
- Create a Strategic Plan (with your partner)
- Technical Assistance
- Project Ideas
- Visits between Partners
- Reach Out to Your Community
- Raise Funds (for your partner)
- Donate/Wire Funds (through Global Partners in Care)
- Track and Share your Success
- Stay Connected with Global Partners in Care
Also, see the many partner resources that are available to support your efforts. Most importantly, we encourage you to enjoy your friendships with others living in a different country and culture!
This toolkit describes each of these activities and provides specific direction so your organization can envision, implement, and foster a successful partnership. Please note that, although the toolkit presents a step-by-step approach describing these 10 activities, the process is not linear. We encourage you to follow the sequence that makes most sense for your unique partnership.
The toolkit’s intended audience is U.S. partners (particularly, those that are just beginning and/or need a boost). In addition, we hope that our international partners will also use the toolkit to get ideas about how they can best reciprocate, inspire, and encourage their partnerships.
Global Partners in Care is proud of the progress we have made in creating a world where individuals and families who are facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer. We thank you for joining us as a partner in this effort.