A Model for Streamlining Collaboration
Does your team struggle with delegating responsibilities within projects that require collaboration?
One of the great things about working in the nonprofit and social sectors is the collaborative nature of the work. It can lead to a huge impact on individuals and families and transform entire communities. But sometimes, collaboration can cause confusion and inefficiency within an organization.
The Mary Black Foundation team has been exploring and implementing the MOCHA Model to create clear roles within projects that require collaboration. We have seen this model help streamline collaborative projects and wanted to share this helpful tool with our partners.
What does MOCHA stand for?
Supports and holds owner accountable through delegation.
Has overall responsibility for driving the project forward and coordinating steps to accomplish the goal.
Provides input and perspective. May share resources or referrals.
Implements aspects of the work and actively contributes to project success.
Signs off on the final product or key decisions.
Below is an example of a way to organize and implement the MOCHA model for a project.