Creating Successful Coalitions Across Organizations

coalition programming

Tuesday, May 9, 7:30–9:30pm
Hosted by Rosalind Helfand
$5-10 Suggested Donation

Coalitions across organizations can be rewarding and effective for enacting large scale, long term societal change — when they work. But bringing multiple organizations together to take action is a challenge. In this workshop, Nonprofit and Government Advisor Rosalind Helfand will discuss several models for cross-organization coalitions from those that flourish in highly or softly structured environments to the holy grail of organizing — a long lived and effective coalition where all participants have input and decision making power. This workshop is designed to assist participants in strategies to form successful coalitions where all partners actively support a set of common goals. After the presentation, Rosalind will lead the group in an exercise and facilitated discussion where participants will have the opportunity to discuss their current or future endeavors and work through potential challenges.


Participants should bring:

* Notebooks

* Pens/pencils

* Ideas for their current or upcoming coalition building efforts

Rosalind Helfand is a nonprofit organization and public policy consultant in Los Angeles. She’s worked on numerous environmental and political campaigns, directed state award-winning community programs for the city of West Hollywood, and has taught women’s leadership courses and workshops. Most recently, she led a coalition of 30 local, state and national organizations to organize the Rally to Save Roe. She specializes in broad-based and effective community engagement and participation, and is currently working with Literature for Life on a program to bring local, contemporary literature to L.A. classrooms.