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Checklist

1. Identify the need for community mobilization.

__ The group has identified a need for an individual or multiple individuals to serve as a community mobilizer for the initiative and be responsible for (a) building relationship with constituents and key stakeholders and (b) facilitating changes in the community.

__ The group currently has an individual or multiple individuals that as a core function of their job are responsible for (a) building relationship with constituents and key stakeholders and (b) facilitating changes in the community.

2. Define the roles and responsibilities of the community mobilizer or organizer.

__ The community mobilizer (or individuals serving in this capacity) has a written position description that defines the expected roles and responsibilities necessary to bring about change in the community related to the initiative’s mission.

__The community mobilizer (or individuals serving in this capacity) has the qualities, experience, knowledge, and skills appropriate for working in the target community or with the target population.

__ The mobilizer (or individuals serving in this capacity) is responsible for building and enhancing relationships with the community and its partners as a function of the position.

__ The mobilizer (or individuals serving in this capacity) is responsible for facilitating changes in the community.

3. Arrange for a community mobilizer.

__ The group considered if the community mobilizer function is already or could be fulfilled by current staff or volunteers.

__ The group has determined an appropriate arrangement for the community mobilizer position.

__ An appropriate work environment and resources have been designated to support the community mobilizer(s) (or a similar position).

__ The group has recruited, hired, or designated person(s) to serve as a mobilizer for the initiative.

4. Assure the effective functioning of the community mobilizer.

__ The group provides training, support, and feedback for the community mobilizer.

__ The community mobilizer is knowledgeable of the history of the organization, community, and initiative.

__ The current community mobilizer works effectively with diverse members and representatives of the targeted community/population.

__ The community mobilizer has helped the group to establish or enhance relationships with key stakeholder including partners and individuals with influence, resources, and authority in the community.

__ The community mobilizer has helped the group to implement activities and changes related to the initiative’s mission.

__ The community mobilizer is considered a resource or asset by the target community or population.

__ The community mobilizer(s) has a presence in the target community or with the target population