Building and Sustaining Coalitions & Partnerships
We can help your community-based organization, coalition or partnership transform its performance and develop its capacity to lead community change. Consultation, training and on-site technical assistance are available to help coalitions and partnerships thrive by self-evaluating and focusing on promising practices.
Assessment. Building an effective coalition or partnership begins by assessing its strengths and challenges. We can help plan an assessment of your coalition and its community that begins where you are. The assessment may include an analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) or a historical review of assets and strengths.
Strategic planning. Strategic planning can help your organization attract resources and members and reach its performance targets. Our seasoned professionals will help you prepare for strategic planning and facilitate the planning process. By using a systematic process to decide where you are, where you want to be, how you will get there and how you will measure and evaluate your success, your organization will achieve more than you ever thought possible.
Coalitions in Action
Action planning. We can help your coalition define expectations and apply appropriate strategies and tools to support membership, funding, communications, social marketing, advocacy actions and other health promotion initiatives. Identifying proven or promising approaches, developing logic models and action plans can help you launch and implement effective strategies.
Sustaining Coalition Momentum
Planning for sustainability should start early in the coalition’s life and focus on community ownership, ,funding, resource development, advocacy, policy changes, and institutionalization of coalition strategies by partner organizations. We will help your coalition implement and evaluate procedures that empower members and stimulate innovation. We also provide training and tools to anticipate and manage organizational issues such as transitions in leadership and funding.
Evaluating Coalition Success
Coalition effectiveness and sustainability also will depend on your coalition’s capacity to document success. We use a collaborative approach to planning and evaluating your coalition and its programs. We can help your coalition develop an evaluation plan that includes methods for data collection and process and outcome measures.