Coalition Assessment: Case Study and Frequently Asked Questions

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In September 2013, we presented a case study about our Coalition Assessment Tool to an organization in Washington, DC. These slides accompanied our presentation.

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Coalition Assessment: Case Study and Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. Coalition AssessmentCase Study & Frequently Asked Questions Veena Pankaj Johanna Morariu Kat Athanasiades Ann Emery Innovation Network www.innonet.org Presentation in Washington, DC September 2013
  2. 2. Agenda Case Study 1 Background Frequently Asked Questions Discussion 2 3 4
  3. 3. What kind of coalitions do you work with?
  4. 4. Agenda Case Study 1 Background Frequently Asked Questions Discussion 2 3 4
  5. 5. Background Agenda Case Study 1 Frequently Asked Questions Discussion 2 3 4
  6. 6. Timeline Full Jan 2013 report June 2011 development begins Aug 2012 development ends Sep 2012 Implemented Oct 2012 Real-time dashboards Tool Tool
  7. 7. Coalitions Basic Functioning and Structure Ability to Cultivate and Develop Champions Coalition Leadership Ability to Develop Allies and Partnerships Ability to Learn from the Community Sustainability Demographics Other(s) Reputation and Visibility Coalitions
  8. 8. Basic Functioning and Structure Basic structures and processes Coalition’s ability to function effectively and efficiently Basic Functioning and Structure
  9. 9. Basic Functioning and Structure Ability to Cultivate and Develop Champions Cultivating awareness, supporters, and champions Growing awareness and will for action
  10. 10. Basic Functioning and Structure Coalition Leadership Skills, relationships, and vision of coalition leadership Leadership’s contribution to coalition functioning and success
  11. 11. Basic Functioning and Structure Ability to Develop Allies and Partnerships Building relationships with individuals and organizations outside of the coalition Growing power through relationships, networks, fields, etc.
  12. 12. Basic Functioning and Structure Reputation and Visibility Coalition efforts to be visible with stakeholders and target audiences
  13. 13. Basic Functioning and Structure Ability to Learn and Improve Systematically scanning the environment and collecting data to inform decision- making Learning and improving over time
  14. 14. Basic Functioning and Structure Sustainability Laying the groundwork for the coalition to be a long- term player in its field Preparation for the long-haul
  15. 15. Coalitions Basic Functioning and Structure Ability to Cultivate and Develop Champions Coalition Leadership Ability to Develop Allies and Partnerships Ability to Learn and Improve Sustainability Demographics Other(s) Reputation and Visibility Coalitions
  16. 16. Agenda Case Studies 1 Background Frequently Asked Questions Discussion 2 3 4
  17. 17. What other perspectives should be considered when developing this tool?
  18. 18. Vetting Process
  19. 19. What kind of information can the coalition assessment tool provide?
  20. 20. Reporting Frames Memos
  21. 21. How can I make sure the results accurately reflect our coalition?
  22. 22. 84% 77% 75% 72% 70% 69% 52% 70% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Basic Functioning and Structure Allies and Partnerships Champions Reputation and Visibility Learn from Community Coalition Leadership Sustainability Overall Coalition Members Triangulation
  23. 23. 84%53% 77%55% 75%54% 72%51% 70%38% 69%47% 52%35% 70%47% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Basic Functioning and Structure Allies and Partnerships Champions Reputation and Visibility Learn from Community Coalition Leadership Sustainability Overall Coalition Members TA Providers Triangulation
  24. 24. What have we learned from using this tool?
  25. 25. Real-time information Breadth and depth Change over time
  26. 26. Do you have additional advice for people wishing to assess coalitions?
  27. 27. Context Consider the focus Pilot test the questions Tactical use
  28. 28. Agenda Case Studies 1 Background Frequently Asked Questions Discussion 2 3 4
  29. 29. • Do you have additional questions? • Which categories are most relevant to the coalitions you work with? • Who are the potential groups to survey? • (i.e. targets for triangulation) • Thinking about reporting and communicating results to different stakeholders – which groups do you envision reporting back to?
  30. 30. Veena Pankaj Director vpankaj@innonet.org Kat Athanasiades Associate kathanasiades@innonet.org Johanna Morariu Director jmorariu@innonet.org Ann Emery Associate aemery@innonet.org Thank You! Innovation Network

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