Meeting Archive:
Building Coalitions That Work for Everyone

Meeting Description:
For PFLAG chapters, working in coalitions can be a powerful way to address urgent situations, empower community members, launch community-wide initiatives, advocate for legislative change, and create long-term social transformation. In 2018, working in coalition is an integral part of PFLAG’s work to provide support, education, and advocacy in our communities as we commit to the fight for fairness. 
In this session, using case studies and examples from the PFLAG chapter network, you’ll:
  • Learn more about what coalitions are, how they work, and how your chapter can benefit from participating;

  • Discuss the lifecycle of a coalition, which includes

    • Identifying, recruiting, and convening members

    • Developing a vision statement, guiding principles, and a plan of action

    • Executing a plan and evaluating success

  • Troubleshoot some of the most common barriers to building a successful coalition and examine the ways your chapter can strive to avoid them.

  • Gain access to great resources, materials, and tools to help you and your chapter work in coalition with other organizations in your community
We will also reserve plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions!  
Date: Wed, Aug 29, 2018
Time: 08:30 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Jamie Henkel
 Presenter Information
Brooke Smith
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As a Field Manager at PFLAG, Brooke supports chapter members, leaders, and regional directors on annual chapter responsibilities and provides management, leadership and accountability for PFLAG's CRM. She manages the Chapter Hub and trains leaders to maintain the accuracy and integrity of data, maintain proper security measures, and resolve technical problems. Brooke also creates a wide range of print and multimedia resources and has a strong familiarity of the look, feel, voice and overall presence. Brooke holds degrees in journalism and English from the University of Kansas and graphic design from Johnson County Community College.

Jamie Henkel
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Jamie Henkel is the Learning & Inclusion Manager at PFLAG National. She joined the PFLAG National staff in April 2008 as Operations Associate. Prior to her time at PFLAG she completed two internships with the Richmond Peace Education Center and Hope in the Cities. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Social Justice Studies. She also received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from George Mason University.