Coalition Building

A community of united advocates can be one of the most effective ways to bring about a desired policy outcome. Rapoza Associates has seen the value and ability of coalitions to effect political and government change, but a well-organized coalition requires a serious investment in time and management. Our firm has an established track record in Washington of creating effective coalitions. Our staff experts know what it takes to create, manage, and grow movements from the ground up, motivating coalition members at all levels, and ensuring everyone pulls their own weight.

At Rapoza Associates, we know you have a “day job.”

Dedicated and disciplined, our staff manages the everyday details, while making certain coalition members lead the decision-making.

Getting the facts straight–and out there. 

Rapoza Associates digs deep, analyzing the policies and programs our firm represents and presenting our findings in thoughtful, well-researched reports and papers. We use these data- and research-driven tools to promote the work of the coalitions to policymakers and media, establishing credibility and building support for our clients and their programs. This approach helps coalition members not only build meaningful relationships with decision-makers, but to become a trusted resource.

Evolve or die. 

The Rapoza Associates team continuously monitors and evaluates industry best practices and creates fresh strategies to ensure success in a constantly shifting political environment. A firm understanding of policy, an ear to the ground, and a good grasp on the tools and technology available help the coalitions we manage grow their membership and advocate effectively to achieve their policy goals.

The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Coalition is a national membership organization founded in 1998 to advocate on behalf of the NMTC program. The Coalition, which now includes more than 150 members.
In 1969, a group of concerned rural community activists, public officials, and non-profit developers formed the National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC) to fight for better housing and community facilities for low-income rural families. Today, NRHC works to promote and defend the principle that rural people have the right — regardless of income — to a decent, affordable place to live, clean drinking water, and basic community services.
The CDFI Coalition is the unified national voice of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Our mission is to encourage fair access to financial resources for America’s underserved people and communities.