Participatory Approaches For Nonprofits
Updated: Sep 25
Participatory approaches are a great way to engage the community while planning or evaluating an initiative or project.
Incorporating a participatory approach in your community development can be an important strategy for your nonprofit or coalition. Participatory approaches help ensure that your evaluations / data are equitable, credible, and have more buy-in. Plus, it’s not just beneficial for evaluation but also in a number of situations.
Participatory approach development can be complicated, so in this video, we will focus on the following questions:
What is a participatory approach? (i.e., participatory approach definition)
What are some options to start incorporating a participatory approach to your evaluations?
You’ll get a few ideas on how to grow your participatory approach in your evaluations.
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