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Community Tool Box
Information on coalition development, community organizing, community assessment, strategic planning, and other topics.

Center for Collaborative Planning
Information on coalition development, group facilitation, strategic planning, and many other topics.

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
Information on many aspects of campus AOD prevention efforts, including strategic planning.

Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide
Detailed overview of coalition building.  Prevention Institute.

Strategic Planning - Best Practices Report #3
Good overview of strategic planning, though not specific to AOD prevention or coalitions.  Community Associations Institute Research Foundation.

Strategic Planning in Nonprofit and For-profit Organizations
Comprehensive on-line resource adapted from Field Guide to Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Facilitation, by Carter McNamara.


Community Tool Box
"As communities take on more responsibility for improving outcomes for children and families, they realize a need to build their own capacities to develop, analyze, finance, implement, oversee, and monitor a strategic plan that leads to better results for children."       -- Center for Social Policy, 1996