Community engagement is one of the bedrock principles of comprehensive community development. We talked to renowned community development expert and Institute fellow Jim Capraro about how to get engagement on track.
This CityLab blog entry gives organizers some tips and tricks for getting the most out of community meetings.
The steps to follow in one-on-one engagement interviews in the comprehensive community development process.
This toolkit, produced by the Points of Light Institute, provides a broad range of tools and links to resources for organizations seeking to bring “neighboring” into a community and integrate it into existing programming.
Building a comprehensive community initiative typically involves a process that includes key activities—engaging with residents, creating a plan, implementing that blueprint for change, communicating with residents and other stakeholders, leading a coalition of partners, and evaluating the results. This series of articles by the Institute is designed to help any group involved with LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities or a similar comprehensive initiative to think about how to approach public safety for each of those key activities.