Having a communications or engagement plan is an important step for being more connected with stakeholders and harnessing the brain trust of your state. However, by itself, it won’t deliver results. Meetings are fuel for collective action and impact. They are part of the day-to-day work of systems building, and they contribute to quality policy and program design and implementation. They help you and your partners continue to advance to your desired future and long-term goals. Managing partnerships and groups requires a great deal of communication through a variety of approaches. Although technology has enabled partners to communicate in a more regular and efficient manner, face-to-face meetings continue to play a valuable role in supporting the work.