Many coalitions are often so invested and involved in doing their critical prevention work they forget how important it is to talk about their successes. For coalition sustainability, it is crucial for coalitions to tell the story of how their coalition’s strategies demonstrate achievements in community-level outcomes.
This year CADCA’s Got Outcomes! Coalition of Excellence Awards provides coalitions with the opportunity to create a valuable tool for coalition sustainability. CADCA is asking applicants to develop a brief PowerPoint presentation educating community members and key stakeholders on their coalition’s contributions to community-level substance abuse outcomes.
The GOT OUTCOMES! PowerPoint allows applicants to effectively communicate their coalition’s work and success in a succinct manner to potential funders and partners. This product will add to a coalition’s toolbox by ensuring applicants will have a method for spreading the word about their efforts and impacts. Additionally, the coalition story will build capacity among coalition and community members by having a platform for sharing and celebrating coalition successes of the past, present, and future.
Before beginning the application process, coalitions interested in applying are strongly encouraged to contact CADCA for guidance. Please contact a CADCA staff member by calling 1-800-54-CADCA (1-800-542-2322) ext. 262 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Phase I application (of the two-phase process) is due to CADCA by 5PM EDT on Monday, June 15, 2015. In early July, applicants will be notified about whether or not they have been selected to move to Phase II of the application process where they will be asked to share additional information. To download the Phase I application and learn more about CADCA’s GOT OUTCOMES! Coalition of Excellence Awards, please visit https://www.cadca.org/gotoutcomes.