A pair of case studies from AAO members looks at the formidable challenges connected to partnership development, and establishing terms favorable to your own organization. Over a decade conducting Infill Philadelphia, the Community Design Collaborative has used innovative design solutions to improve life in neighborhoods across the city. The Collaborative is thrilled with the physical outcomes, but challenged when asked by community partners to stay involved for the long haul. Hear how they are beginning to sell local philanthropies on capacity building support for their partners. Projects by New London Architecture, meanwhile, have begun sprouting up across the city, far from its physical headquarters in Bloomsbury. The opportunities are welcome, but picking the right spots has its challenges; this talk addresses when to say yes and when to say no.