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"Power Tools for Coalitions" Webinars

The United States Breastfeeding Committee hosts this series of bi-monthly webinars as part of its training, technical assistance, and capacity building support for the network of breastfeeding coalitions across the United States. Webinars are held every two months (in odd numbered months) on the third Wednesday of the month from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. 

Access Info

Access to these webinars is open to all interested breastfeeding coalition members, as well as others involved in forming or leading nonprofit organizations in the breastfeeding field. Topic/speaker details are posted 1-2 weeks before each session on this page and in the Coalitions Learning Connection. The recordings and presentation materials from all past sessions are archived below.

Register for the webinar series

NOTE: To streamline access, these webinars are set up in GotoWebinar as a series. You only need to register for the series once, and you will then receive auto-reminders of each session with the topic/speaker details. Even though you may not be able to attend every webinar session live, the series registration will still send you auto-reminders so that you have easy updates on the topic and links to the live webinar and archives.

Next Webinar

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

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Alameda County Breastfeeding Coalition: Organizing for Effectiveness

Presented by:
Jeanne Kettles, Co-Chair Alameda County Breastfeeding Coalition

Tonya Lang, Co-Chair Alameda County Breastfeeding Coalition

This Power Tools webinar is from the Alameda County Breastfeeding Coalition, a “tiny but mighty” coalition from California’s diverse San Francisco Bay Area. Co-Chairs Tonya Lang and Jeanne Kettles will describe how their community of breastfeeding advocates have grown stronger and more effective by using tools such as community needs assessments, results-based meeting agendas, leadership sharing, and subcommittee formation for breastfeeding equity and special projects. This award-winning coalition will share their journey of organizing for effectiveness step-by-step to encourage listeners to embrace challenges and maximize their coalition’s relevance.

Previous Webinar

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

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Being Heard: Key Communication Strategies for Maternal and Child Health Organizations 

Presented by:
Kimberly Seals Allers, Author. Strategic Communications Consultant. Social Commentator. 

Director, Maternal and Child Health Communication Collective

As the Internet, social media and other sources of information proliferate, maternal and child health organizations with credible information can struggle to be heard. Ensuring scientifically credible evidence-based information is at the core of the communication and is presented in a way that is effective and digestible for lay audiences ensures these efforts are not lost. 

Delivering information to communities that need it most takes targeted communication efforts.  This presentation will cover key strategies for improving communication efforts and targeting messaging to affected communities. It will cover press releases, social media and community events as communication tools to promote and protect breastfeeding. It will walk through completing a basic communication plan focused on improving breastfeeding and maternal child health outcomes through organizational development.

Webinar Archives

To search the archives by keyword, speaker name, and more, visit the file library in the Coalitions Learning Connection, OR view the public archives to download slides and handouts and access recording links in chronological order.