Participatory Approach Tips for Nonprofits
Participatory approaches can be complex to implement. However, they are extremely beneficial for nonprofits, coalitions, and local communities (when done thoughtfully).
This video will focus on providing tips for growing your participatory approach.
Be honest & transparent
Realize real engagement takes effort
Tap into your existing network
Engage REAL community organizers
Clarify the decision-making process
Develop facilitation tools to engage community members with different opinions / perspectives
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Stakeholder Analysis: https://bit.ly/36no2Nq
Article on community power: Speer, P. W., Gupta, J., Haapanen, K., Balmer, B., Wiley, K. T., & Bachelder, A. (2020). DEVELOPING COMMUNITY POWER FOR HEALTH EQUITY: A LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS OF CURRENT RESEARCH AND THEORY. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ee2c6c3c085f746bd33f80e/t/5f89f1325e27a51436c97b74/1602875699695/Landscape+-+Developing+Community+Power+for+Health+Equity+%281%29.pdf
CCF Principles: https://communitycentricfundraising.org/ccf-principles/
211 Spectrum of Community Engagement to Ownership: https://movementstrategy.org/b/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Spectrum-2-1-1.pdf
Trickle Down Community Engagement: https://nonprofitaf.com/2015/01/are-you-or-your-org-guilty-of-trickle-down-community-engagement/
Art of Convening: https://amzn.to/3lUN8eB (affiliate link)
Liberating Structures: https://amzn.to/39zdugf (affiliate link)
Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making book: https://amzn.to/3u9eXDJ (affiliate link)
Connecting Evidence: https://www.connectingevidence.com/