“Today’s world demands that we get good, quickly, at sustained collaboration. We cannot afford to rely on any one group of organizations or coalition of interests to bring about the right decisions and outcomes. We have to be both pragmatic and radical; working with what is there, as well as supporting, encouraging, and reinforcing new modes of organizing that are growing in importance and impact.

This requires that we remain open to working with new groups and in different ways. It requires that we communicate across cultures, beliefs, and approaches. It requires that we function in and understand highly centralized structures of power, as well as the torrents and tides of movements and social swarms.”

10 Things You Need to Build Clever Coalitions
Gemma Mortensen
Stanford Social Innovation Exchange
25 April 2017