What are allies?
___You understand that allies are people, or groups of people, who have the same interests as you, or the capacity or resources to help you
Why do you need allies?
___Allies can help you achieve your mission
___They can share their resources and information to achieve a common goal
___The community is more likely to pay attention if there are more people working towards that goal
How do you find allies?
___Use a community resource inventory/directory
___Use the Yellow pages
___Use a local social service directory
___Use neighborhood assistance services
___Ask the Chamber of Commerce
___Ask City hall
___Ask your group members, friends, colleagues
___Use the "snowball technique," by asking your known allies to list other potential allies and then asking each of those groups to identify more potential allies
___Identify allies by examining various sectors of your community such as religious organizations, businesses and health care, and identifying organizations within each sector who might be potential allies
How do you choose which ally to contact first?
___You know if you and your allies care about the same things
___You know to consider your allies' risks vs. benefits
___You know how to use the Ally Power Grid to determine which allies you should contact first
___Contact Your Allies