Welcome to Partnerships: Community Mapping and Healthy Collaboration!

No one program can meet all needs of vulnerable children and families. If we are to serve this population with excellence, collaboration is required. Healthy partnerships allow two or more parties to make a bigger impact together than they can make by themselves- our impact will be multiplied. In this eCourse, you will learn how to assess your program's current needs, map your community for service providers, identify potential partners, and pursue healthy partnerships that help you best meet the needs of the children and families you serve.

Hybrid eCourse Live Meeting Dates: 

Wednesdays, 11am-noon EST / 3pm-4pm UTC

Week 1: August 2

Week 2: August 9

Week 3:August 16

Week 4: August 23

Week 5: August 30

What You Can Expect

CAFO Certificate of


Earn a CAFO Certificate of Completion by which CAFO stands behind your commitment to learn, grow in, and apply best practices and wisdom-guided.

Editable, Logo-Free

Tools and Templates

Use our editable, logo-free templates to help you make a plan of action for how you can improve the quality of service you provide. These free introductory tools are accessible to any organization or advocate.  

Discussion and Ongoing Collaboration with a Community of Peers

Connect with others in the field to reflect on topics, problem-solve, discuss next steps, and highlights relevant resources for further investigation both during and after the conclusion of the course via a peer learning community.

This course is closed for enrollment.

The Core Elements of Success in OVC Care

This eCourse is part of the Core Elements of Success in OVC Care program. It is targeted toward supporting NGOs serving vulnerable children and families as they develop and engage in partnerships with government agencies, other NGOs, churches, and other stakeholders, but principles may apply more broadly.

Ideally, it will be used in conjunction with the Core Elements Self-Assessment and other Core Elements eCourses.

This eCourse can be completed on your own, with a partner or as a team. We believe that teams learning together is where growth begins, and we are here to support you in your process of equipping your team to care well for vulnerable children and families.