When You Have No Money
Sustaining Your Coalition Efforts
May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Limited funding and other resources create challenges for coalitions to sustain their ability to effectively address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention efforts. As such many coalitions dissolve within a couple of years. Participants in this interactive workshop will be engaged in evidenced-based sustainability strategies for working with coalitions. Strategies will focus primarily on strategic and intentional recruitment, partnerships, board and on environmental strategies vs programs.
In this workshop you will
- Identify different variants of networking and their intentionality
- Explain how to advantage like-missions in building capacity
- Describe strategies for addressing resource gaps
- Identify strategic partnerships for sustainability
Hixon also works as a Youth Program Consultant throughout the state and nationally. He has developed and implemented 3 nationally recognized prevention programs. He has an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in business administration.
He has over 25 years of experience working with youth and families in rural, urban and suburban areas. He has been an adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, served on United Way’s Family, Youth and Children Action Council and Virginia Union University’s Social Work Advisory Board both for 20 years. He is a national Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Instructor, a national Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Trainer (SAPST), and is a state certified Cultural Competency Trainer. He is very committed to working with youth and families and those who impact their lives.