Does being involved in your local community have to take up a lot of time? What could you achieve if you gave just 10 minutes a week to your local community?
Sometimes you’ve just got the make the decision! This was a bit of a rushed episode but hopefully you get my point. There’s so much more I could have elaborated on about just ‘informing’ the community about a decision you’ve made but I was a bit distracted at the playground. Still, it’s a start and you can always add your comments!
Who is responsible for keeping the sky blue? This week I ask you to consider who is responsible for different decisions that are made within your community. And what is your role within that?
Are you a lurker? This week I talk about the 90-9-1 rule and how it is possible to use it to measure participation in both online and offline community engagement.
Why do I hate the phrase “Have your Say”?
This episode was inspired by my thoughts following reading “Are you practicing condescending community engagement?” by Crispin Butteriss of Bang the Table.
On the eve of taking a few days off for some R&R, it has dawned on me just how much energy we Community Engagement practitioners have to put in to our daily work. How do you balance passion with running a community engagement consultancy?
What budget do you need for good community engagement? Let me tell you about the “zero budget” rule!
This week I share some of the key ‘buzz words’ that you’ll hear about the place in relation to community engagement! There’s a lot of them… but what have they all got in common?
Should consumers, or community members, be financially reimbursed for their contribution in to Government decision-making processes?
This week I talk about Dahlgren & Whitehead’s Social Determinants of Health Model as a social theory to health. The model attempts to map the relationship between the individual and the environment they live in. This model helped define my passion for communities back in 2001 when I was studying for a Graduate Diploma in Health Education Promotion.
Read more about the Social Determinants of Health on a previous blog post here.