Frances Dunn Butterfoss Lights Fire Under Coalition Builders with ‘Ignite!’

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New book shares effective ways to create, sustain local partnerships.

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“Health is one of the most important topics in America,” Butterfoss says. “I wanted to share my enthusiasm for making communities healthier with others aiming to do the same.”

What strategies could make a coalition’s message stronger? In her new book, “Ignite!: Getting Your Community Coalition ‘Fired Up’ for Change” (published by AuthorHouse), Frances Dunn Butterfoss relies on 25 years of expertise in health promotion to produce a four-part guide for creating and improving local coalitions.

Illustrating how to plan, build, fuel and sustain a cause, “Ignite!” compares forming a local coalition to building a campfire. Sharing sparks of intuition from Butterfoss, the president of Coalitions Work, this book uses proven tools to simplify steps for imaginative and resourceful community members who want to jumpstart their partnerships.

“After receiving my doctorate in public health promotion and education, I have devoted my academic and professional career to assisting local, state and national coalitions to be more effective,” Butterfoss says. “After extensive research and field work, I have analyzed the key strategies for successful partnerships.”

Navigating through the steps of coalition building, Butterfoss illustrates policies, systems and environmental strategies that work. From how to gather the best team to identifying financial partners, “Ignite!” guides the reader from setup to future strategies.

“Health is one of the most important topics in America,” Butterfoss says. “I wanted to share my enthusiasm for making communities healthier with others aiming to do the same.”

By Frances Dunn Butterfoss Ph.D.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 176 pages | ISBN 9781491810125
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 176 pages | ISBN 9781491810132
E-Book | ISBN 9781491810118
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Frances Dunn Butterfoss is a nationally recognized expert on coalition building and organizational development, with more than 25 years of experience training and consulting with organizations, coalitions and communities across North America. She is president of Coalitions Work and a professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She has founded and directed several coalitions and received research support from many agencies and foundations. She has published widely and her textbook, “Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health,” is a best seller for academics and practitioners alike. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Tom, and is devoted to their three children and four grandchildren.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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