Building a Statewide Respite Coalition: Where Do We Begin?

This guide is intended to assist those states or groups that are considering forming or restructuring coalitions by providing the tools necessary to begin building or to strengthen a state respite coalition. Although the focus is on respite coalitions in particular, the material can be used for building any coalition. Topics include: Getting started and developing the mission, vision, goals and action steps for the coalition; documenting the need; engaging interested individuals and organizations; structuring the coalition (charter members; nonprofit and 501(c)3 considerations); funding the coalition; sustaining the coalition; and evaluating coalition effectiveness.

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