Courtney Spence on How to Be a Better Strategic Partner

In Chapter 16 of 20 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, nonprofit CEO Courtney Spence answers "How Are You Improving How Your Organization Builds Strategic Partnerships?" Spence shares what she has learned about being a better strategic partner over the 15-year journey leading a nonprofit. She finds being a better partner comes down to appreciating partner commitment, finding values that align, and regognizing that a true relationship is about both the "relation" and the "ship." She notes how everyone wants the relation but many overlook the need to want and embrace the ship.

Courtney Spence is founder and CEO of Students of the World, a nonprofit empowering a diverse network of student and emerging filmmakers to apply storytelling skills in purposeful work. She is also the Founder and CEO of CSpence group, a creative agency building millennial-focused content and programs for brands. Spence earned a BA from Duke University.