In a world where everything is connected and constantly evolving because of globalization and various technological advancements, the need for a strong sense of community and partnership is crucial in order to foster more development and growth. Partnerships for Non – Government Organizations (NGOs) is a key integral form of balance and sustainability as it bridges and connects different facets of communities regardless of their class, race, religion, and diversity. The strength of NGOs is rooted in its networks with other organizations coming from the private sector, public sector, institutions; who believe in the same cause. In 2015 the United Nations members adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to help transform the world and achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Each of the goals address a specific issue, challenge, and are all interconnected. Goal number seventeen (17) namely Partnerships for the Goals highlights the importance of inclusive partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. It also shows the vital role in strengthening the relationships by pooling resources together in order to create a more systematic result and strategic partnerships. We observe worldwide that partnerships between NGOs and businesses fuels the betterment of the society and the lives of every citizen. It is an effective way of promulgating the ideals and mission of the companies while lending a helping hand to those who are in need. Likewise, for NGOs, partnerships are the key component for the completion and execution of the various projects and missions for the community.
France Philippine United Action Foundation initially united French businesses who wishes to help the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The organization has formed formidable partnerships with exceedingly high performing companies not only from France but also the Philippines as well. Their partnerships transformed the lives of more than 1200 individuals living in the three rehabilitation sites of the foundation in Cebu who were granted houses after the devastation of the typhoon. But the work does not stop there. FPUA still continues to forge on in helping the three communities to have a better life with its various programs and outreach activities funded by its different partners.
Partnership is an essential tool in unifying and driving entities and sectors to work together in making the world a better place where friendship, love, and peace reigns.