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ERIC Number: ED536901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for IDA Practitioners to Create Partnerships with Postsecondary Institutions
Kezar, Adrianna; Frank, Vikki; Lester, Jaime; Yang, Hannah
Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California
Through their conversations with IDA practitioners across the country, the authors have identified 14 strategies for successfully partnering with postsecondary institutions. These are: (1) Identify the right savers; (2) Match education to the needs of the region or state; (3) Invite educational partners to join your advisory board; (4) Identify the right postsecondary partner(s); (5) Develop a compelling message and educate your potential partner; (6) Recognize that nonprofits and educational institutions often have different cultures; (7) Start at the top; (8) Encourage top-level leaders to brainstorm with key offices; (9) Develop personal contacts and a champion; (10) Understand the financial aid implications of IDAs; (11) Create a partnership around existing service or strengths of the postsecondary institution; (12) Brainstorm the overall design together; (13) Formalize the partnership in a memorandum of understanding; and (14) Build a network or collaborative.
Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA). University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education, 3470 Trousdale Parkway, Waite Phillips Hall 701, Los Angeles, CA 90089-4037. Tel: 213-740-7218; Fax: 213-740-3889; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis.