Collaborations between Extension and nonprofit organizations have the potential to increase programmatic outcomes and generate revenue. One challenge in establishing such collaborations is identifying potential collaborators. We organized a structured networking workshop to foster such relationships. Of 28 participants, 24 completed the postworkshop evaluation. On average, these participants reported meeting 12 new people and expected to follow up with five potential collaborators. Two key areas of expected collaboration were programming and public relations/communications. In this article, we describe the process of conducting the structured networking workshop, present the results of the follow-up evaluation, and offer recommendations for replication.
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Jones, J. A., Simonne, E., & Banis, L. (2021). Increasing Collaboration Between Extension and Community-Based Nonprofits: The Quick Chats Workshop. Journal of Extension, 58(1), Article 12. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol58/iss1/12