Vendor...or Partner?

Vendor...or Partner?

January 11, 2010 by jga_admin

by Angela E. White

I will admit that I really don’t identify with the word “vendor”. As a consultant at JGA, I identify much more with the word “partner”. I believe that my role at JGA is to partner with our clients to help them achieve their missions through philanthropic investment.

But, alas, sometimes I know that we are considered vendors. So, it did my heart good to read Jeff Lindauer's blog, "Working with Vendors". Give it a read and let me know what you think about your relationship with vendors – are they partners or just service providers? How can we make certain that the vendor/client relationship is a partnership to achieve the best for those you serve? I look forward to your comments.

Let Angela know what you thought of Jeff Lindauer's blog or share your secret to a successful vendor relationship in the JGA comments section below.