The guidelines for reading a Memorandum of Understanding are essentially the same. These are usually not written in definitive language and can be very simple, so reading and understanding them can be much easier. Even if it is not a legal document, a Memorandum of Understanding is a promise and should be treated by the signatories in the same way as a treaty: you should feel bound to it and, if you sign it, you should do everything in your power to meet its conditions. In the context of health and community work, agreements are generally used to clarify and/or specify the terms of a cooperation or collaboration agreement involving two or more organizations. They must be linked to the sharing of space. B, cooperation on common goals, any organization that contributes to a common effort or agreements that serve in the boards of the other. Since it is not a legal document and is generally not about money or other exchanges, a Memorandum of Understanding leaves a little more leeway than a treaty. On the other hand, the more specific you can be, the better, for a number of reasons: if you work with other groups, employ consultants or hire organizations to provide services to you or your target audience, you will often find it useful to “get it in writing”. This section helps you read the two types of documents most organizations need in their dealings with others, and create contracts and memorandas of the agreement. It is at least as likely that your organization is at the end of a contract or that it will be invited to sign an already developed Memorandum of Understanding, since you are writing a contract. Before discussing how one of these documents will be designed, let`s see how one of them is read.
The biggest problem with these preliminary contracts is whether a contract has been concluded or not. How do you say that? Ask your VC or Provost administrative assistant to check the database to determine if the UAF has already reached an agreement with the entity concerned. Another big difference is that you could have a contribution to a Memorandum of Understanding. Depends on the situation. When a funder asks applicants to enter into agreements with other organizations with a proposal, the funder may also have a form or wording for that memorandum. On the other hand, if you make an agreement previously discussed with another organization, you have probably already worked out most of the details together. Two organizations can sign a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on a program. One of them spends money on the basis of their agreement to set up the program and the other – without whose participation the program cannot work – turns around.
The first organization may then be required to repay the grant allowance, since it was spent on a program that never took place. In this case, although there was no contract or exchange in the original agreement, the law could force the second organization to reimburse the first organization… or maybe not. It would depend on the circumstances and the opinion of the judge – so it is a grey area. Sometimes donors, in trying to promote cooperation, require agreements with certain agencies or organizations submitted with funding proposals.