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1 Binders Full of Organizers: How to Build Coalitions Beyond the Usual Suspects Creating Coalitions Workshop

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3 What is a Coalition? diverse group common goal A coalition is a diverse group of organizations and individuals who agree to work together to achieve a common goal.

4 Roadmap: Where We’re Going 1.Michigan: real life example 2.Power mapping: finding the unusual suspects 3.Practice! 4.Effective coalitions: quick tips

5 . Building Coalitions: We Can’t Do it Alone

6 Building Coalitions: Michigan MI Women’s Assembly (MWA) Largest coalition of women’s organizations Pay Equity Network 75 women’s, labor, educational, and civil rights organizations MI Women’s Commission 700+ women’s organizations Equal Pay Day

7 Building Coalitions: Michigan Council About Parochiaid (CAP) PTS, ACLU, NCJW, AFT, and other similar organization Michigan for Public Education (MFPE) Anti-Affirmative Action Ballot Proposal 200+ organizations coordinated by MI Civil Rights Initiative

8 Building Coalitions: Michigan Best practices Passing legislation Equal Pay Day Awareness of issues Awareness of AAUW

9 Who’s in Your Coalition?

10 . Building Coalitions: It’s a Strategy! Who Who do we need? & to do What do we need to do to win?

11 Building Coalitions: Power Mapping analyze relationshipsstrategy change A powerful tool to analyze power relationships and help develop a strategy for creating change.

12 Power Mapping Step-by-Step 1.Determine your target 2.Map influence of target 3.Determine relational power lines 4.Target priority relationships 5.Make a plan

13 Power Mapping: Determine Your Target Who is the person or institution you want to influence? State Sen. Jane Smith

14 Power Mapping: Step 2 1.Determine your target 2.Map influence of target 3.Determine relational power lines 4.Target priority relationships 5.Make a plan

15 Power Mapping: Map Influence of Target State Sen. Jane Smith City Council Pastor Bob Neighbor John Rotary Club Mr. Smith The Mayor The Media Voters Donors League of Women Voters

16 Power Mapping: Map Influence of Target Be creative: Even if you do not decide to target certain influencers, put them on the map Be strategic: Look at all major donors and constituency groups Be thorough: Think about your target from every different angle

17 Power Mapping: Step 3 1.Determine your target 2.Map influence of target 3.Determine relational power lines 4.Target priority relationships 5.Make a plan

18 Power Mapping: Determine Relational Power Lines State Sen. Jane Smith City Council Pastor Bob Neighbor John Rotary Club Mr. Smith The Mayor The Media Voters Donors League of Women Voters AAUW

19 Power Mapping: Step 4 1.Determine your target 2.Map influence of target 3.Determine relational power lines 4.Target priority relationships 5.Make a plan

20 Power Mapping: Target Priority Relationships State Sen. Jane Smith City Council Pastor Bob Neighbor John Rotary Club Mr. Smith The Mayor The Media Voters Donors League of Women Voters AAUW Girl Scouts Book Club AFT League of Women Voters AFT The Mayor Rotary Club Pastor Bob

21 Power Mapping: Step 5 1.Determine your target 2.Map influence of target 3.Determine relational power lines 4.Target priority relationships 5.Make a plan

22 Make an Outreach Plan State Sen. Jane Smith City Council Pastor Bob Neighbor John Rotary Club Mr. Smith The Mayor The Media Voters Donors League of Women Voters AAUW Faith Groups

23 Make an Outreach Plan State Sen. Jane Smith City Council Pastor Bob Neighbor John Rotary Club Mr. Smith The Mayor The Media Voters Donors League of Women Voters AAUW Local business leaders Business organizations

24 Make an Outreach Plan State Sen. Jane Smith City Council Pastor Bob Neighbor John Rotary Club Mr. Smith The Mayor The Media Voters Donors League of Women Voters AAUW Women’s Organizations

25 Make an Outreach Plan State Sen. Jane Smith City Council Pastor Bob Neighbor John Rotary Club Mr. Smith The Mayor The Media Voters Donors League of Women Voters AAUW Physician Groups

26 Make an Outreach Plan State Sen. Jane Smith City Council Pastor Bob Neighbor John Rotary Club Mr. Smith The Mayor The Media Voters Donors League of Women Voters AAUW Education Organizations

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28 Practice: Power Mapping

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30 Effective Coalitions

31 Know your coalition members. Understand each group’s self interest Respect each group’s internal process Set goals together Structure decision-making carefully Agree to disagree

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