As we have noted in other chapters, the key to coordination within a coalition is communication. Making sure people know exactly where they need to be when and who is responsible for what is critical. Mary Wareham, a campaigner with the ICBL and then the CMC, developed the idea of a ‘run sheet’ or schedule that lists all the activities during the meeting and sets out who is responsible, based on practices used in the film industry.

The box below gives an example of one day for the CMC team during the final negotiations in Dublin in May 2008.


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