CoLAB Planning®  
CoLAB was developed by professional facilitator and nonprofit management expert, Bess de Farber, to bring groups together for the specific purpose of discovering and developing collaborative relationships with organizations in a very compressed period of time.  To date, de Farber has facilitated over 185 participants in Palm Beach County, which has produced over 100 cooperative and collaborative projects.
A CoLAB participant, Darlene Kostrub, executive director of the Literacy Coalition stated that attending the CoLAB sessions was “a very effective use of my time.”  Grants Director for the City of Boynton Beach, Debbie Majors, shared that “When I signed up for CoLAB I only expected the possibility of collaborating with groups based in our city, but ended up with eight great opportunities from all over the county!”