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1 Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships Community Tool Box Curriculum Module 1 Part 2

2 Creating a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership Partnership-def.- “A mutually beneficial and well-defined relationship between two or more organizations to achieve common goals.” --Amherst Wilder Foundation

3 Creating a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership Coalitions-def.- Multiple individuals and organizations working together in common purpose.

4 Creating a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership Collaboration-def.-Sharing risks, resources, responsibilities and rewards… -Arthur Himmelman

5 Creating a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership “It is better to be part of a great whole then to be the whole of a small part.” --Frederick Douglass

6 Determining the conditions for starting a coalition or partnership Why start a coalition? – To address an urgent situation – To empower the community – To obtain or provide services – To increase efficiency and effectiveness – To combine resources – To increase communication – To plan community-wide efforts – To develop political influence – To create long-term, permanent social change

7 When should you develop one? – When dramatic events occur – When new information becomes available – When circumstances change – When new funding becomes available – When there is an outside threat – When a group seeks broad, significant community change Determining the conditions for starting a coalition or partnership

8 Creating a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership Establishing a Coalition 1.Assemble the coalition’s membership 2.Briefly outline a vision and mission for the group 3.State the objectives, needed resources/ relationships, and key agents of change

9 Creating a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership 4.Describe potential barriers or opposition 5.Describe the probable structure your collaborative partnership will take as an organization

10 Creating a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership Some guidelines: – Communicate! – Be inclusive and participatory – Network – Set concrete, reachable goals – Be creative about meetings – Be realistic about what you can do – Acknowledge diversity among your members, their ideas and their beliefs – Praise and reward outstanding contributions, – Celebrate your success!

11 “All this will not be accomplished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1000 days…not even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.” --John F. Kennedy

12 Maintaining a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership Why maintain your coalition? – Relationships are complex and evolving – The environment is ever-changing – Renewal is basic to organizations

13 Maintaining a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership 6 R’s for maintaining community efforts: – Recognition – Respect – Roles – Relationships – Rewards – Results

14 Maintaining a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership 1.Bring together current members to describe current reality 2.Determine what changes need to be made for you to move ahead 3.Re-examine your coalition or collaborative partnership’s agenda

15 Maintaining a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership 4.Increase or expand membership 5.Increase the level of commitment and motivate partners and members 6.Characterize level of involvement of partner organizations

16 Maintaining a Coalition or Collaborative Partnership 7.Identify barriers to success and related strategies 8. Determine who is opposing your initiative and identify their tactics 9.Consider alternatives to maintenance

17 Questions/Comments?? Contact: Tamara x2621 Kiyanna x2447


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