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Transcript of Building Coalitions
State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations,
foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Former Girl Scouts:
59% women in Senate
60% women in House
53% of all women business owners Former Boy Scouts:
35% men of West Point
23% men of Air Force Academy
25% men of Naval Academy
57% men of astronauts Why is it Important? Strength in numbers! Building Coalitions make things that may be impossible from a resources standpoint possible for individuals or organizations if they were to go it alone. Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals. Develop networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals Partnering Influencing/Negotiating Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly. Political Savvy Examples of Coalition Building American Technological Superiority U. S. Presidential Campaign Now let's play a game and you can Name That Coalition!! *Use CCAR (Challenge, Context, Action, Result)
*Executive level examples
*Tailor for specific job you are applying
*Each statement 1-2 pages long “If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.” -Winston Churchill Recent Debt Negotiations Have you been a part of/seen a successful coalition built? What is the importance of building coalitions? Lessons learned How Do You Build a Successful Coalition When To Form A Coalition Analyze the program’s objectives and determine whether to form a coalition Do we have clear objectives and activities that support the need of the proposed coalition? Is there another organization addressing this need? What are our organization's current strengths and weaknesses in addressing this need? What are we trying to accomplish? What are the costs and benefits of developing a coalition? Is the need logical - are there internal and external factors that will impact the potential outcome of this coalition? One must demonstrate that: Goals are similar and compatible. Working together will enhance the potential groups' abilities to reach their goals more efficiently. Benefits of coalescing will be greater than the costs. Sources:
David S. Meyer and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. "Coalitions and Political Context: U.S. Movements Against Wars in Iraq"