Activism - Active Empowerment of the People
Civil society, activist and nonprofit groups often call themselves "coalitions" when they join together. It can be temporary or long-term. Most often coalitions of activists and advocates support each other when one faction takes the lead in a particular movement. Coalitions of activists work best when there is a mutual respect for the strengths of each organization/individual involved, and there is less overlap.
Below are some helpful documents to help one understand how a Coalition functions.