Ultimately, the success of your project hinges on its stakeholders. That's why it's vital to identify and involve the people who are most invested in the outcome. They can be internal, such as the project sponsor and the inner-most circle of the coalition team, or external, including the people who are most directly impacted by community issues.
A Place at the Table for Stakeholders
Community leaders such as neighborhood organizers are also key people to bring aboard. With a reputation for action and involvement, they add credibility and are more likely to stay involved.
Other stakeholders can include representatives from business, public health agencies, faith groups, emergency services, school boards and more.
Use our Stakeholder Analysis template to help you identify potential stakeholders, determine their level of influence, and discover how they can contribute to your project.
Aiding At-Risk Community Members
Use this template to identify at-risk community members, where they live, why they are vulnerable, and the resources they may need.Download
Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
Use this matrix to list stakeholders, rate their influence, and describe strategies for engagement.Download
Partnership & Sector Review
Consider the resources various sectors bring to your community and decide what organizations from each of these sectors to invite to the coalition.Download