Due to ongoing budgetary restraints, reduced staffing, and other challenges to continued program growth, Extension personnel must understand how to bring together the resources needed for successful programming and sustainability. The most effective way to accomplish this is through collaboration. Unfortunately, ". . . little is written describing how to approach the developmental process [italics added] of collaboration" (Gardner, 2005). This article provides readers with an easy to understand, step-by-step guide for navigating the road to successful collaborations.

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