The biggest challenge has been finding and keeping the same partners to continue with forward momentum. The successes have been when clients do the work and continue along the planned path, no matter how long it might take. COVID is a good example of everyone in the initiative having to think differently about service delivery.
Communication through email with an individual that misread everything constantly. It came apparent that email was not the way to communicate and we switched to verbal only. If he emailed I would respond with a phone call. This helped avoid any confusion.
Definitely COVID closing and reopening plans working with several levels of management. Time constraints and unknowns made this even more challenging.
Be sure you are clean of what the purpose of the meeting is and be ready to share multiple times.
The leader was successful at bringing together community partners by sharing data driven information, sharing a passion for the work and the community, and providing the WIFM.