Coalitions are organized groups of people and organizations who have come together for the purpose of accomplishing a goal that is common to all parties involved. Due to the fluid nature of coalitions, it is possible for these actors to work together while still maintaining their own separate identity. A coalition is a great way for allies from many different backgrounds to come together and work toward the realization of a common cause.
Why join a Coalition?
A coalition of organizations can win on more fronts than a single organization working alone and increase the potential for success.
A coalition can bring more expertise and resources to bear on complex issues, where the technical or personnel resources of one organization would not be sufficient.
A coalition can develop new leaders. The new, emerging leadership strengthens the membership organizations and the work of the coalition.
A coalition will increase the impact of each organization’s effort. Involvement in a coalition means there are more people who have a better understanding of your issues and more people advocating for your side.
A coalition can increase available resources. Not only will physical and financial resources be increased, but each member will gain access to the contacts, connections, and relationships established by other members.
The activities of a coalition are likely to receive more media attention than those of any individual organization – highlighting the work of the coalition and its member organizations.
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