Frances Dunn Butterfoss, Ph.D., captured the attention of academics and practitioners everywhere with her landmark textbook, Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health, which provided a comprehensive approach to coalitions. Ignite! Getting Your Community Coalition Fired Up for Change is a more concise, user-friendly book geared for community practitioners, leaders, and activists who want to build and sustain innovative organizations and coalitions to improve the health and well-being of their communities. Learn why sustaining and building a coalition is very much like planning, building, fueling, and sustaining a campfi re, and get detailed guidance on how to: * determine if coalition building is the best way to achieve your goals; * pick the simplest structure to achieve your objective; * build and sustain innovative organizations and community coalitions with the power to change policies, systems, and environments. The book's four parts-Before You Build It, Build It, Make It Work, and Sustain It-provide practical strategies to build coalitions, as well as troops, clubs, neighborhood associations, and other organizations. Whether you're a volunteer or professional, you'll get tools that make it easier to accomplish meaningful and lasting change with Ignite!
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