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Presentation developed for the Sustainability Task Force of IMPACT Grand Prairie, a community coalition formed to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse.

Presentation developed for the Sustainability Task Force of IMPACT Grand Prairie, a community coalition formed to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse.

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    Coalition Sustainability, Grand Prairie, TX Coalition Sustainability, Grand Prairie, TX Presentation Transcript

    • Sustainability Self-A ssessm ent Sarah Pahl, LMSW Drug Prevention Resources, Inc. Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • Coalitions 101 • Coalition defined: “a voluntary strategic alliance…to enhance [our ability] to achieve a common purpose by sharing risks, responsibilities, resources, and rewards.” (Himmelman) • Difference between coalitions and programs: Coalitions Programs Scale: Coalitions measure success by Programs measure change in individuals examining community-level indicators. who have been directly affected by the intervention. Address multiple causes: Coalitions Programs focus on single strategies, e.g., seek to ensure that all causes are parenting classes or peer mentoring. addressed. Actors: Coalition activities are diffused Program staff lead the process and are and taken by all members with staff responsible for implementing playing a coordinating or supporting role. interventions. Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • Strategic Prevention Fram ew ork Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • Sustainability • Purpose: Learn about the key elements of sustainability and identify which elements need to be sustained for IMPACT Grand Prairie to continue. • Outcomes: – Describe why sustainability is important – Assess the key elements of sustaining a coalition – Identify which aspects of sustainability to plan for Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • Sustainability • Sustainability defined: “The ability to maintain the human, social and material resources to achieve your coalition’s long-term goals.” • Six Steps to Foster Coalition Sustainability: – Identify what must be sustained – Identify what resources are required – Create case statements – Determine funding strategies – Identify potential partners – Develop an Action Plan Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • Step 1: Identify W hat M ust Be Sustained • The coalition must sustain its “internal vitality” – the extent to which the coalition can: – Sustain the efforts of members and partners toward the larger goals of the coalition – Maintain a functional base of operations by supporting core support roles and administrative resources – Build key elements of coalition sustainability Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • E lem ents of Sustainability • Leaders take responsibility for their coalition’s success • Involvement of community leaders, partner organizations, and community members • Diversified funding from the start • Solid infrastructure • A clear focus on the coalition’s goals • Address problems the community cares about & demonstrates results • Comprehensive coalition planning • Ability to adapt to changing community needs Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 1: Leadership Leaders w ho take responsibility for their coalition’s success • Collaborative Leadership: – Focus the coalition on the goal – Build champions/partners in the community – Promote collaborative decision making, planning, etc. – Diversify, motivate & energize the volunteer base – Help resolve member conflicts – Communicate with the community – Cultivate leadership in coalition members Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 1: Leadership Leaders w ho take responsibility for their coalition’s success • Cultivating Leadership: – Identify leadership strengths and preferred roles – Create multiple leadership roles – Plan for succession – Provide training – Conduct leadership retreats – Create mentoring opportunities – Develop a youth leadership program Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 1: Leadership Leaders w ho take responsibility for their coalition’s success • Community “Champions” – Different from positional leaders – Have a close relationship with the coalition and/or programs/strategies – Understand the benefits of the coalition – Can help with strategies and/or overcome barriers – Can influence others in the community – Can communicate to a broad audience – Will be furious if the coalition does not succeed Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 1: Leadership Leaders w ho take responsibility for their coalition’s success • “Leader” vs. “Champion” • What types of leaders do we have in the coalition? • What roles do these leaders play? • Coalition Leadership Functions Worksheet • Self-Assessment Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 2: Involvem ent Involvem ent of com m unity leaders, partner organizations and com m unity m em bers • Initiatives & Coalitions – What other efforts address substance abuse and related health issues? – What other organizations have similar goals, objectives and/or strategies? – Who might oppose the effort? • Community Initiatives worksheet Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 2: Involvem ent Involvem ent of com m unity leaders, partner organizations and com m unity m em bers • Community Sectors – Youth — Youth serving organizations – Parents — Religious/fraternal organizations – Businesses — Civic/volunteer groups – Media — Healthcare professionals – Schools — Law enforcement – Government — Others addressing substance abuse • Community Sector Worksheet • Member Recruitment worksheet Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 2: Involvem ent Involvem ent of com m unity leaders, partner organizations and com m unity m em bers • Coalition Needs – Consider the abilities, skills, knowledge and other resources the coalition needs to work effectively. – Identify which are needed for your coalition’s effort. – Determine which are not currently possessed by your coalition. • Coalition Resources worksheet • Self-Assessment Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 3: D iversification D iversified funding from the start • Diversified funding plan includes – Developing a long-term budget (5 year) – Identifying and pursuing diversified funding sources: • Local fund raising activities • Grant writing • Professional fund development activities • Organizational budgets • Fee for services • For-profit activities – Share, Ask, Charge, Earn • Self-Assessment Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 4: Infrastructure Solid Infrastructure • Clear roles and organizational structure – Identify roles and responsibilities – Create written “job descriptions” for all roles created by the coalition – Get members’ agreement on the expectations for active membership – Establish the objectives and authority of each committee/workgroup Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 4: Infrastructure Solid Infrastructure • Communication with coalition members – Holding meetings regularly – Using an agenda – distribute early – Keeping the meeting on track/keep minutes – Agreeing upon decision making process – Using e-mail lists, online groups, blogs, etc. Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 4: Infrastructure Solid Infrastructure • Communication with the community – Identify “key” audiences – Target communications to each audience – Use a variety of communication techniques • One-on-one meetings or phone calls • Blogs or myspace/facebook page • Articles in local newspaper • Paper and e-newsletters – LISTEN to the community • Targeted Communications worksheet Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 4: Infrastructure Solid Infrastructure • Fiscal and legal considerations – Fiscal accounting – 501(c)(3) status – Insurance/liability coverage – Fiscal agent? – “In house” operations? • Self-Assessment Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 5: G oals A clear focus on the coalition’s goals • Vision • Mission • Specific goals and objectives • Considerations • Potential interference • Self-Assessment Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 6: Com m unity A ddress problem s the com m unity cares about and dem onstrate results • Inform the community about substance abuse problems. • Find out what problems the community cares about. • Communicate what is being done about the problem by the coalition and its partners. • Demonstrate results/outcomes from coalition and partner efforts. • Brainstorming worksheet • Self Assessment Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 7: Planning Com prehensive coalition planning • Planning priorities include: – Short-term funding and resources – Communications/marketing – Evaluation and data collection – Training and technical assistance – Fund raising – Administration and operations – Program/strategy implementation – Strategic planning process • Self-Assessment Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • 8: A dapt A bility to adapt to changing com m unity needs • Adaptation tasks: – Stay current with changing community needs – Modify strategies and procedures (as needed) – View the community as a living entity that changes regularly – Form effective partnerships – Provide training/coaching to members – Strive to become and maintain cultural competence – Arrange for technical assistance – Be prepared to respond potential barriers • Self-Assessment Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
    • Prioritize! • Review Coalition Sustainability Checklist – Prioritize! What elements need to be addressed first? • Compile prioritized short list of elements to be sustained Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.