Picking Your Partners
Partnerships are all the rage. Funders often prefer applications from a partnership of more than two organizations and sometimes it is more than a preference, rather a requirement.
Instead of scrambling last minute to find a willing partner who can supply you with a letter before the funding application deadline - think of partnerships as opportunities.
Last piece of advice - consider reflecting the partnership in the project budget. Not compensating partners for their contribution can make a partnership appear weak or unnecessary. And proposals have no patience for weakness!