Coalitions: Is Your Coalition on the Road to Success?
A coalition is a structured arrangement for cooperation and collaboration between otherwise unrelated groups or organizations, in which each group retains its identity, but all agree to work together toward a common, mutually agreed-upon goal.
The characteristics of a successful coalition are incorporated into this checklist. If you can check "yes" for most of these items, your coalition is likely to be on the road to success.
|The coalition has a common, unifying purpose|
|Coalition members are actively involved in establishing goals, objectives, and activities|
|The coalition has clearly defined operating procedures|
|The coalition members have clear definitions of the roles they are supposed to play|
|The coalition has the support and influence of key leaders in the community|
|The coalition uses a common vocabulary and communicates effectively among members|
|The coalition has accepted leadership|
|The coalition requires a commitment of time from all members|
|The coalition has procedures for measuring its progress and how well it is meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives|
|The coalition has a staff member who gives the coalition regular attention|
Adapted From: Successful Coalitions: How and Why, Rita La Pard.