ADVOCATE PARTNERS

Partnerships are an important component of community advocacy efforts.  Partners can enhance community engagement in projects, increase community awareness of the issues being addressed.

Building Effective Partnerships 

  • Working in partnership will help multiply the power of advocacy efforts and build strength in numbers.
  • Working in partnership includes getting other individuals, organizations, alliances, and coalitions involved to accomplish your advocacy goal.
  • Getting more individuals and groups involved helps us win on the issues that are important to us.
  • Working in partnerships helps us increase the number of people and groups working to improve children’s health and well-being and builds strength.
  • When working with others—whether it is an individual or a group—try to understand their motivations and interests.
  • Remember that partnerships can include the “usual suspects” as well as unlikely partners.  The only way to know if someone will support your issue is by asking.

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