Prevention and Public Health

If you read our last post in this special series about Attracting New Supporters, we talked about the Community Engagement Model. This model is going to help us engage the hundreds of new supporters we are going to attract. I mentioned in the last post that I developed this model with a friend and colleague, […]

Earlier this year, we started a blog about how public health and prevention groups can use digital communication as a tool to impact their communities better. After taking a couple of months off at the start of the summer, we are back! If you have ever been to Portland in the summertime, you will understand […]

I have had the opportunity for the last few weeks to lecture at a university in Shanghai. This is my first visit to China and to the largest city in the world. As you can imagine, there have been many things that are strikingly different to my home in Portland, Oregon. One of the things […]

Three Must Haves for Every Coalition I have been working with coalitions for over ten years helping them better communicate with stakeholders. If there’s anything I’ve learned over the last decade it’s that time is the only thing coalitions have less of than money. That realization led me to develop an efficient system for coalitions […]

“Your website is your storefront,” is what Helen Ying, Chair of the Big Village Community Coalition in Portland, OR, says. Your coalition should have a website that lets everyone in the community know who you are and all the great work you do. Does your website help recruit new members and supporters? Does it deliver […]

New Year’s is one of our favorite times of year around the Limerent office. There’s always a sense of cheery optimism about what the new year could bring! With that in mind, we got to thinking about what Limerent’s resolution should be After a lot of discussion we came to a simple conclusion: to use […]

In our last article (here’s a link, in case you need a quick refresher: 4 Pillars of Social Media Management), we covered the four pillars of social media management which provide a complete road map to creating and maintaining an online presence. Now that you have a basic understanding of social media management, we want to […]

Social media can be a powerful communications tool for coalitions, but many coalitions we talk with around he country tell us they struggle to use social media effectively. In our series of articles helping coalitions get their message to their communities we are breaking down how to use social media effectively. Creating a social media […]

How Does Your Coalition Communicate with Stakeholders? Have you ever had low turnout at a coalition meeting? Have you ever wondered why your coalition gets such low community involvement? We know that, overwhelmingly, adults in our communities support the work our coalitions do – but why are more people not involved in our work? It […]