Cooperative Collaboration is defined as the act of combining and sharing resources in an effort to work together through mutually beneficial relationships to achieve common goals.
When individuals, businesses, and community organizations come together to share resources in a cooperative way and join forces in a spirit of collaboration (united behind a common and mutually beneficial goal), then the cooperative pooling of resources saves money and collaboration facilitates progress and innovation. The end result is the creation of better and more efficiently created resources for meeting a community's needs.
Cooperative Collaboration is a concept created by the sociologist and entrepreneur Jason Van Sickle. Initially defined in 2012, the term "cooperative collaboration" was used by Van Sickle to describe his approach to real estate development. Van Sickle then went on to apply the concept to nonprofit initiatives project.