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Building & Sustaining     Effective Coalitions &         PartnershipsFrances Dunn Butterfoss, PhDYorktown, Virginia
Joint Efforts – A word by any        other name...   •   Network   •   Consortium   •   Federation   •   Partnership   •  ...
Benefits      ofCollaborating
Strength in Numbers
Strength in Relationships
Strength in Diversity
Strength in Resources
Challenges of                 Collaborating                               • Risk losing autonomy, competitive edge, contro...
Eight Stepsto Build &SustainEffectiveCoalitions
STEP 1Clarify or Reaffirm Vision & Mission
STEP 2Engage Community in    the Coalition
STEP 3         Solidify      Collaborative     Infrastructure      & Processes
STEP 4Recruit & Retain Active, Diverse    Partners
STEP 5Develop Leaders
STEP 6Market your coalition
STEP 7Focus on Action . . .
&Advocacy
STEP 8Evaluate &  Sustain   Your Coalition
Steps to Coalitionip Success1. Clarify/reaffirm vision & mission2. Engage community in the coalition3. Solidify coalition ...
What I Know for Sure . . .• Collaborative strategies more creative & achievable  than any single organization can do alone...
“Be the changeyou want to see in the world.”   Mahatma Gandhi     1869-1948
Resources• Butterfoss, FD. Coalitions and Partnerships in Community  Health. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2007.• Coalit...
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8 Steps for Building & Sustaining Coalitions & Partnerships slideshare pdf 2012

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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!

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

  1. 1. Building & Sustaining Effective Coalitions & PartnershipsFrances Dunn Butterfoss, PhDYorktown, 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 ofCollaborating
  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 Stepsto Build &SustainEffectiveCoalitions
  10. 10. STEP 1Clarify or Reaffirm Vision & Mission
  11. 11. STEP 2Engage Community in the Coalition
  12. 12. STEP 3 Solidify Collaborative Infrastructure & Processes
  13. 13. STEP 4Recruit & Retain Active, Diverse Partners
  14. 14. STEP 5Develop Leaders
  15. 15. STEP 6Market your coalition
  16. 16. STEP 7Focus on Action . . .
  17. 17. &Advocacy
  18. 18. STEP 8Evaluate & Sustain Your Coalition
  19. 19. Steps to Coalitionip Success1. Clarify/reaffirm vision & mission2. Engage community in the coalition3. Solidify coalition structure & function4. Recruit & retain active, diverse partners5. Develop transformational leaders6. Market your coalition7. Focus on action & advocacy8. 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 changeyou 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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