Collaboratives are formed by Friends who have a common interest or ministry. They are self-organized and self-facilitated and are formed under the care of the Quaker Life Council through a process established by the Council. Collaboratives reach out to Friends in all meetings to form a focused community across worship groups, monthly meetings, or quarterly meetings. By definition, each collaborative will include Friends from several different meetings.
If membership dwindles to one Friend or Friends from only one monthly meeting, or the collaborative fails to submit their annual report or becomes unresponsive to the council, then the Quaker Life Council will consider laying that collaborative down. Additionally, if the council finds that a collaborative is not helping us be a more dynamic, community organized and Spirit-led community, or feels that a collaborative is working against that goal, the council may lay it down.