eXtension is contracting with Global Advancement, LLC – http://www.global-advt.com/ – for assistance with developing new partnerships and funding opportunities. Strategies include the pursuit of public and private partnership opportunities, i.e., grants, contracts, and sponsorships. Efforts include crafting a strong and compelling eXtension “case for support,” writing and implementing a new development plan, and creating an eXtension Leadership Council charged with targeting and establishing new partnerships. The Leadership Council will include 15 to 20 leaders selected from across the eXtension Communities of Practice (member institutions) and individuals associated with existing strategic partnerships.
The 2011-2014 eXtension Strategic Roadmap includes an action plan focusing on building partnerships. With the assistance of Global Advancement we hope to continue to build upon a growing base of eXtension partnerships.