Creating optimal partnership portfolios

For different types of organisations to reach their goals, different combinations of partnerships are needed. This is the area of ‘partnerships portfolio management’, a largely uncharted area that requires advanced skills and competencies. Entering and exiting partnerships at the right moment and for the right topic are important considerations. How many and how diverse partnerships are needed and how to manage such a partnerships portfolio? Is it important to select the most influential partner or many partners? Is voluntary collaboration always the best option? Principles and knowledge on partnership portfolio management are elaborated for companies, NGOs and governments (including international organisations).