Frances Dunn Butterfoss, Ph.D., captured the attention of academics and practitioners
everywhere with her landmark textbook, Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health, which
provided a comprehensive approach to coalitions.
Ignite! Getting Your Community Coalition Fired Up for Change is a more concise, user-friendly book
geared for community practitioners, leaders, and activists who want to build and sustain innovative
organizations and coalitions to improve the health and well-being of their communities.
Learn why sustaining and building a coalition is very much like planning, building, fueling, and
sustaining a campfi re, and get detailed guidance on how to:
• determine if coalition building is the best way to achieve your goals;
• pick the simplest structure to achieve your objective;
• build and sustain innovative organizations and community coalitions with the power
to change policies, systems, and environments.
The book’s four parts—Before You Build It, Build It, Make It Work, and Sustain It—provide
practical strategies to build coalitions, as well as troops, clubs, neighborhood associations, and
Whether you’re a volunteer or professional, you’ll get tools that make it easier to accomplish
meaningful and lasting change with Ignite!