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.
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.
BIG PICTURE APPROACH TRAINING MATERIALS (FROM TRAINING BINDER):
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)
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU DIVE DEEPER
Youth & Community Engagement
Core Principles for Engaging Young People in Community Change
Ready by 21 issue brief addresses principles for effective youth engagement.
Community Tool Box Guides:
Guides walk through questions to consider when pursing identified goals.
Northern Kentucky: Building a Leadership Council
Case study shows how community leaders built an overarching leadership council to coordinate and improve youth services.
Additional Training for Your Team
Consulting Services to Support Your Coalition
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