Take Shape

STEP ONE: FORM
Potential partners should understand the key role local coalitions play in the work of child and youth development, education, health and well-being, and community economic development. Specifically, local leaders should be able to determine representative membership, facilitate a shared vision, define the agenda, anticipate needed resources and begin the process of creating or expanding a formal structure and business plan for the effort. If possible, partners should identify and build on existing infrastructure.

 

Completeness Checks:

 Planning/Design Team includes representation from community members and from all involved sectors, settings, systems, and levels of leadership

 Identified “community catalyst” or “backbone support” organization has clearly defined roles in the change management process 

 The basic business case has been articulated and an outline for the structure’s business plan has been established, with agreement on which sections will be completed throughout the process
 

TRAINING MATERIALS

BIG PICTURE APPROACH TRAINING MATERIALS (FROM TRAINING BINDER): 

Training material

Related Facilitator's Guide or Curriculum

Partnership Characteristics and Functions  
Backbone Organizations Engage in Six Important Activities  
Community Catalyst / Backbone Support Diagnostic Worksheet  
Big Tent Stakeholder Wheel Worksheet

Ready by 21 Facilitator's Guide: Using the Stakeholder's Wheel

Example: Local Action Planning Team Worksheet (Mass. Success4Life)

Backbones Differ Depending on Local or Issue-Specific Context (FSG)  

 

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU DIVE DEEPER

Coalition and Leadership Group Building

Youth & Community Engagement

Business Engagement

Case Studies

 

 

Additional Training for Your Team
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Consulting Services to Support Your Coalition
[Coming Soon]


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