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Definition:  Develops networks and builds alliances.  Engages in cross-functional activities.  Collaborates across boundaries and finds common ground with a widening range of stakeholders.  Uses contacts to build and strengthen internal support bases.

Ideas for Developing this Competency: 

  • Volunteer for an interagency workgroup.
  • Teach community groups how to participate in BLM activities.
  • Serve on community outreach programs.
  • Join your neighbors in implementing a Block Watch program. 
  • Network with your counterparts in other organizations. Look for ways to share opportunities within, i.e., training, conferences, projects.
  • Join or start a 4-H chapter.
  • Adopt a public school or nonprofit organization.
  • Start or participate in fund raising for a community cause.

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