Create a shared vision and formalize your agreements and commitments
One of the first steps in establishing a successful partnership is to establish a shared vision for your work together. It is also important to document your agreements and commitments at the onset of your partnership, and periodically thereafter. Creating a Memorandum of Understanding or a Letter of Agreement is one way to formalize your partnership and hold one another accountable. It is also important to have early discussions about the roles and responsibilities of partners, and to document your agreements in a partnership charter.
Use these tools to help you establish shared vision and to clarify mutual commitments.