Take Shape

STEP TWO: CONNECT

An effective community partnership infrastructure connects multiple levels of leadership from top-level to frontline, including policy makers, professionals, community members, families and young people. This helps to ensure that those that need to deliver on the strategies are informing and invested in the goals and solutions from the outset. Collective impact efforts should build on and intentionally link to the work of existing coalitions, networks and task forces.

Completeness Checks:

 Existing levers (networks, coalitions, alliances and initiatives) that can be built upon and linked to have been documented.

 An initial “change management” infrastructure has been created that links the leadership group(s), related networks and coalitions, and the “backbone support” organization, and establishes clear channels for communications, decision-making and action.

 A community “org chart” reflecting the infrastructure, including named units and accountability lines, has been created.


TRAINING MATERIALS

BIG PICTURE APPROACH TRAINING MATERIALS (FROM TRAINING BINDER): 

Training material

Related Facilitator's Guide or Curriculum

Worksheet: Mapping Coalitions, Networks and Other "Moving Trains" Worksheet
 
Facilitator's Guide: Mapping Coalitions, Networks and Other "Moving Trains"
 
Backbones Ensure that Cascading Levels Collaboration Remain Linked (FSG)
 

Example: Atlanta Partnership Structure

Example: Children, Youth & Families Systems Wheel

 

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU DIVE DEEPER

Youth & Community Engagement

Case Studies

Additional Training for Your Team
[Coming Soon]

Consulting Services to Support Your Coalition
[Coming Soon]

 


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