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Iowa’s Alliance of Coalitions for Change

In this episode, we are speaking with Angie Asa-Lovstad from Iowa’s Alliance of Coalitions for Change. (AC4C for short) AC4C works to Unify Iowans to reduce substance misuse on a state and community level.

We will discuss how Iowa grew a grassroots statewide alliance of coalitions and identified three key partners. Angie pulls from her 20 years of experience working with coalitions to share the first steps for a new coalition, how to build your team, and working with the Golden Circle to unify your team's efforts.

We will also unpack a key approach to training coalitions that empowers each individual member to go out in their community engage new partners and grow support for their efforts. Angie also shares how a consensus workshop helped a small rural coalition create their mission statement over one lunch hour! 

There is tons of value in this episode!