Tapping the Potential of Community Engagement

4-session workshop offered through Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, October and November 2015 and 2016. Topics included:

  • What community engagement is and why it is important
  • Effective tools for community engagement
  • The link between community engagement and equity
  • How to integrate community engagement into your organization's work and culture

Please contact us if you are interested in a workshop for your area or organization.

How to Build a City that Works for All

Minneapolis Community Connections Conference, March 22, 2014
How community engagement can effectively tap the assets of residents of all cultures to solve problems and create structures and processes that work for everyone.


Advancing Equitable Community Engagement

MN Campus Compact 20th Anniversary Summit, April 16, 2014
Beginning with a short film, "Community at the Center," participants in this session explored the principles of community engagement, along with effective strategies to build and strengthen authentic, equitable community-institution partnerships.


Amplifying the Assets of a Community through Engagement

MCN Leadership Conference, June 26, 2014
In this session, participants viewed the film, "Community at the Center," and discussed how to integrate these principles into their organizational structures and programs to better engage community members of diverse cultures in working together to improve their lives, their neighborhoods, and their communities.


Community Engagement Innovation Funding Convening

Blue Cross Blue Shield Center for Prevention, June 30, 2014
Partners presented the "Impacts of Community Engagement" graphic to Community Engagement Innovation grantees to help deepen their understanding of their engagement work, affirmed the value of engagement work, and make the "invisible visible."


Realizing Equity through Community Engagement

MCN Annual Conference, November 7, 2014
Non-profit organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of community engagement as a means to achieve equity for all communities in Minnesota, but many struggle with how to implement this approach. Two experienced community engagement practitioners, partners in the Building the Field of Community Engagement initiative, provided concrete examples of successful engagement efforts where previously disenfranchised communities have become active in solving problems and improving their own communities.