Sustaining Coalition Membership in Rural America

10:00 AM
11:15 AM


Do you ever feel like you have the same few coalition members doing the majority of the work? You’re not alone. Many coalitions struggle with engaging and sustaining their members. We have found that sustaining our coalition’s membership relies solely on consistent communication and authentic engagement. In this session, we will discuss how communication enhances community buy in of a coalition’s mission while engagement allows members to feel valued.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1) Understand the importance of relationship building for the success of member engagement

2) Recognize the impact of effective and consistent communication to gain community support

3) Comprehend how transparency of internal coalition business will aid in member retention

31st Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 17th Prevention Day


Sarah Paige Tuttle
Project Coordinator
Hope's Hands Inc. (Owen County Drug Prevention Coalition)
Christina Perkins
Secretary and Community Health Strategist
Hope's Hands Inc. (Owen County Drug Prevention Coalition)