Feb 24, 2015

Coalition Member Engagement Resources

On January 12 and 13, 2015, the Center to Champion Nursing in America hosted a Volunteer and Coalition Member Engagement and Management Workshop.  Objectives of the meeting included:

  1. Understand factors that contribute to successful volunteer and coalition member engagement and management in a variety of contexts;
  2. Identify strengths and opportunities for growth in AC engagement and management of volunteers and coalition members;
  3. Develop volunteer and coalition member engagement and management skills/strategies, including the use of e-tools;
  4. Develop a written plan that includes three concrete actions that ACs will take to build volunteer engagement and management capacity.

Find resources from the Volunteer Engagement & Management Workshop in Washington, DC, January 12-13, 2015 below.

Workshop Pre-Work

Introduction to Volunteer and Coalition Member Management Webinar
Webinar from Dec 4, 2014

Volunteer Engagment Cycle Graphic
AARP Office of Vounteerism & Service’s Volunteer Engagement Cycle offers a framework for thinking about how to maximize your  Action Coalition’s member and volunteer engagement.

Collective Action Article
John Kania and Mark Kramer’s  “Collective Impact”, published in 2011 in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, highlights differences between collective versus isolated impact, outlines different types of collaborations, and offers five conditions for collective success.

Engagement Tools

Resources from the Harwood Institute
The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation’s website has free community engagement tools designed to help you “turn outward”.  Worksheets like, “Aspirations”, “Turn Outward”, “Intentionality” and “Sustaining Yourself” offer suggestions that will help enhance your relevance and impact as well as ensure that your “batteries are charged.”


Action Coalition Organizational Structure

Sample Action Coalition Organizational Charts

Co-lead Role

Additional Resources

Points of Light website offers neat resources and tools like a volunteer value calculator, asseesment for those who lead volunteers, and tips for making hospitality part of your organization’s culture