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    Don’t Get Stuck in the Muck! Six Common Pitfalls of Emerging Alliances

Don’t Get Stuck in the Muck! Six Common Pitfalls of Emerging Alliances

By |Sep 28, 2013|

Close your eyes and imagine the worst collaborative meeting ever. You know, the one that feels like a big dysfunctional family? The one where everyone’s worried because funding’s on the line, where the organizers and services people don't trust each other, where the small scrappy groups feel the well established organizations are getting all the shine, where no one actually believes anything collaborative is going to get done?

An Alliance Tool My Mother-In-Law Would Love

By |Sep 25, 2013|

What makes Our Healthy Alliance different is that it is the only assessment tool specifically tailored to alliances that want to make social change and build social change movements. It’s a tool that reflects the real-world experience of social justice alliance building. And not only does it help you see where you’re at (“We make assumptions but don’t really know the capacity and skills of groups within our alliance”) it helps you envision how you could be in the future (“We discuss capacity and accountability openly and have agreements that reflect what each group can realistically contribute”).