Community connection is crucial to community changemaking.
Effective community engagement forges new connections, strengthens existing relationships, and empowers people to directly affect the issues championed by your organization or cause. While the formula may seem simple, it’s not easy work and it certainly can’t be rushed.
Building community takes commitment, courage, and time. It’s easy to become discouraged or impatient with the process. For most organizations and institutions, it will require a deep commitment to exploring and adopting new ways of doing. If you want a wayfinding partner to join you in this important work–let’s talk.
The most common way to initiate connection is through communication. While most community-building will require deeper work, this is a great starting place for many organizations.
Here are a few ways we can work together to strengthen your organization’s communications:
- Self-learning through webinars: these bite-sized professional development webinars will fit budgets of many sizes and are perfect for the do-it-yourself team members who just need a little guidance to get them started.
- Peer learning + support: as a participant in the Communications Collaborative, you’ll benefit from a number of in-person gatherings, web conference calls, and access to curated communications tools and resources to support your work over an eight-month period.
- Communications strategy development: transform the way you work when it comes to communicating with your stakeholders and the broader community. Move from just-in-time deadline chasing, to the confidence of having a well-crafted plan to guide your work.
- Customized coaching + support: as a communications support + coaching client, we’ll work together for a few hours each month on content planning and review, capacity building and coaching for designated team member(s), and customized support for your cause.
LET’S GO DEEPER
Use this form to tell me more about what you hope we might accomplish together and I’ll be in touch to craft a customized proposal for your consideration.