ECF believes a collaborative relationship between two or more parties is based on trust, equality and mutual understanding for the achievement of a specified goal. Partnerships involve risks as well as benefits, making shared accountability critical. As partnership is one of ECF’s core values, we are constantly seeking partners and collaborators to maximize our impact and outreach. Partnerships are also important if we are to avoid unnecessary programmatic duplication or replication, instead celebrating our collective strengths in a collaborative spirit.