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This presentation will help you define coalitions, learn when and how to use them, and provide eight steps for building effective partnerships that promote health and a healthy environment and prevent disease. By focusing on these steps, your coalition will be poised to reach its goals and sustain itself for the long haul!

This presentation will help you define coalitions, learn when and how to use them, and provide eight steps for building effective partnerships that promote health and a healthy environment and prevent disease. By focusing on these steps, your coalition will be poised to reach its goals and sustain itself for the long haul!

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8 Steps for Building & Sustaining Coalitions & Partnerships slideshare pdf 2012

  1. 1. Building & Sustaining Effective Coalitions & Partnerships Frances Dunn Butterfoss, PhD Yorktown, Virginia
  2. 2. Joint Efforts – A word by any other name... • Network • Consortium • Federation • Partnership • Advisory Committee • Alliance • Coalition - a group of individuals representing diverse organizations who agree to work together to achieve a common goal (Feighery & Rogers, 1990)
  3. 3. Benefits of Collaborating
  4. 4. Strength in Numbers
  5. 5. Strength in Relationships
  6. 6. Strength in Diversity
  7. 7. Strength in Resources
  8. 8. Challenges of Collaborating ' • Risk losing autonomy, competitive edge, control • Conflict over goals & methods • Expend scarce resources (time, $, status, data) • Delays in solving problems
  9. 9. Eight Steps to Build & Sustain Effective Coalitions
  10. 10. STEP 1 Clarify or Reaffirm Vision & Mission
  11. 11. STEP 2 Engage Community in the Coalition
  12. 12. STEP 3 Solidify Collaborative Infrastructure & Processes
  13. 13. STEP 4 Recruit & Retain Active, Diverse Partners
  14. 14. STEP 5 Develop Leaders
  15. 15. STEP 6 Market your coalition
  16. 16. STEP 7 Focus on Action . . .
  17. 17. & Advocacy
  18. 18. STEP 8 Evaluate & Sustain Your Coalition
  19. 19. Steps to Coalitionip Success 1. Clarify/reaffirm vision & mission 2. Engage community in the coalition 3. Solidify coalition structure & function 4. Recruit & retain active, diverse partners 5. Develop transformational leaders 6. Market your coalition 7. Focus on action & advocacy 8. Evaluate & sustain your coalition
  20. 20. What I Know for Sure . . . • Collaborative strategies more creative & achievable than any single organization can do alone • Coalitions work best when they mobilize assets, respond to opportunities & develop integrated strategies • As they mature, coalitions must shift from providing services to policy/advocacy activities • Sustaining coalitions is harder than forming them – Find structure that works, recruit & engage active organizations, diversify funding & focus on outcomes
  21. 21. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948
  22. 22. Resources • Butterfoss, FD. Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2007. • Coalitions Work – http://www.coalitionswork.com/tools • The Community Toolbox - http://www.ctb.edu • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) – http://cadca.org/resources • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthy Communities Program - http://www.cdc.gov/healthycommunitiesprogram/

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