Groups of people around the country
and the world are working for positive change. A lot of times we become
more powerful when we unite. This section includes tips about how to bring
groups together for the cause you believe in.
University of Kansas' Community
This online resource was created “to promote community health and
development by connecting people, ideas and resources.”
http://ctb.lsi.ukans.edu/tools/EN/section_1057.htm Ch 5 Building a Coalition
http://ctb.lsi.ukans.edu/tools/EN/section_1058.htm Ch 6 Maintaining a
These chapters offer detailed information about how to build and maintain
a strong coalition.
Building Institute (NCBI)
Best support organization. NCBI campus chapters are on campuses around
the country, and internationally. To get contact info for your closest
chapter, email email@example.com
or call 202-785-9400.
Carolina Conservation Network
The North Carolina Conservation Network "works to strengthen the
environmental community's ability to impact local, state, and federal
policy by facilitating coordination of campaigns, strengthening communication,
providing updates and analysis on key decisions, and hosting organizing
skills training." The network has a broad selection of guides
to coalition building.
Ohio State University
OSU's College of Food, Agriculture, and Human Sciences offers a well-organized
section on coalition
building as part of a page on community development.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: A
Process for Building Coalitions
Published by Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural
Resources and written by Dr. Georgia L. Stevens, this is a description
of why and how to build a coalition.
Building from Protest.net
An influential article by Skipp Porteous that briefly summarizes the coalition
building process and has been reprinted several times.
Ability Maine's Community
This guide is an introduction to the process of organizing for social
Coalition Building and Long-Range Planning