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 Finding Unusual Partners
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    Finding Unusual Partners


       Annual Conference of the
National Association of Planning Councils
         Friday, May 13, 2005
                            Presented By:
                         Martha T. Blaine
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   Where do you usually look for
    coalition members?

   Do you seek by issue?
   Do you seek by geography?
   Do you seek by familiarity?
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   Do you work with the same
    colleagues over and over, just on
    different issues?

   Do you need more and different
    resources?

   What kind of resources?
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   Who do you ask for names of
    potential coalition members and
    resources?
       Colleagues?
       Volunteers?
       Board members?
       Other
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Where would you look for unusual
coalition participants?
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   The Post Office?

   The state university system?

   A major corporation?

   A Home Improvement company?
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   A home security company?

   A local small business ?

   The Girl Scouts?

   A neighborhood church?
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     Four Examples
           of
Finding Unusual Partners
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I. TXU WEATHERIZATION
Coalition: Emergency assistance
  service providers (utility bills)
Unusual partners:
 Small independent home
  weatherization contractors
 Home Depot
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Value Added:
 Emergency assistance clients get
  free home weatherization
 CCGD gets contract with TXU to
  identify potential customers
 CCGD makes new corporate friends
  for future support
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   II. 2-1-1 LAN NETWORK

Coalition: Texas Information and
 Referral Network
Unusual Partner: State-Wide
 University System Technology
 Center
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Value Added:
 Statewide LAN already in place



   2-1-1 utilize excess capacity

   Universities become familiar with
    2-1-1 service
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III. BUSINESS CONTINUITY

Coalition: CCGD member agencies

Unusual Partner: Home Security
 Company
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Value Added:
 CCGD widened its circle of
  technology experts to call upon

   CCGD has alternate back-up
    location for I&R in emergency
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             Summary

   Look in unusual places
   Consider new sources of
    knowledge needed
   Find the “Win-Win”

								
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