Approved by each organization's Board of Directors, and signed by each organization's Executive Director, the Living Cully MOU recognizes the Partners’ complementary core capacities within a framework of mutually-reinforcing activities. It sets out: Parties and Mission; Vision, Purpose and Scope; Mutual Responsibilities; and, Organization Responsibilities. Per the MOU, Verde is responsible for Leading Living Cully.
Please click here to read the MOU.
The MOU's development process reflects the strong, routine collaboration among the 4 Living Cully Partners:
NAYA’s Director of Operations & Finance proposed a Living Cully MOU during the development of the Living Cully Budget.
Verde presented the idea at the next Living Cully Partners meeting, where Hacienda CDC offered to share its MOU template with the Partners as a follow up task.
Habitat for Humanity used Hacienda CDC’s MOU template to develop the 1st draft of the MOU.
Verde revised the 1st draft, and these subsequent drafts were reviewed at Partner meetings and separately by each Partner’s staff.
Program Managers and Executive Directors met with their Boards and/or Executive Committees to share information about the MOU, answer questions, and ensure the MOU was on track for formal approval.
- Each Partner’s Board approved the MOU in the same calendar month.