The Comprehensive Guide to​

Impact Partnerships

A guide to how businesses and nonprofits can join forces to accelerate positive change through impact partnerships. Download this guide and access tools, tips, and examples, to help you get the best out of cross-sector collaborations.​

Designing impact partnerships that drive positive change

We mapped several impact partnerships that drive change and created a guide and toolkit to get you started.

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Business-nonprofit partnerships are a promising way to address global challenges. These collaborations help businesses to realize their social responsibility ambitions while enabling nonprofits to execute their programs and accomplish their mission. 

Are you ready to design your next impact partnership?

In the impact partnerships guide
  • Why should we act now, and how can partnerships help?
  • The Collaborative Value Creation framework
  • 4 detailed case studies from global corporates and NGOs
  • What’s holding back business-nonprofit collaborations?
  • A toolkit to design partnerships for social impact

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We gathered all the tools you need to start mapping out your partnership potential

Partnership value mapping

We mapped a business-nonprofit partnership to help you understand how it could work and where value is created.

How we can help


Partnership design & co-creation

Enable & facilitate the creation of business-nonprofit shared value partnerships.


Impact accelerators

Validate your new business ideas and develop sustainable business models at start-up speed.​


Impact strategy

Bring sustainable development goals into corporate innovation strategy, frameworks and processes.​


Value chain redesign

Analyze and optimize your value chain of existing products / services focused on circularity.

Board of Innovation is a global strategy and business design firm servicing nonprofits and Fortune 500 clients across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.

We can help guide you to design impact partnerships that drive positive change.

Impact partnerships guide

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Let’s discuss how you could create a business-nonprofit partnership to make the most out of cross-sector collaboration.

Shervin Fekri
Non-profit Lead & Innovation Strategist