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Moving Beyond Input to Empowerment: How to Engage your Constituents for Community Impact

December 5, 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm

From The Mel King Institute for Community Building

How do you meaningfully engage constituents in your organization’s mission and programs beyond the typical focus group or survey? This unique training will present different approaches and practices for engaging con-stituents/residents in meaningful community engagement – that is engage-ment in decision-making by moving beyond input to empowerment. This training will be highly interactive and hands-on, using a variety of practical tools that nonprofits can apply in their own communities. In addition, a lunch panel of representatives from local nonprofits that have used suc-cessful community-engagement approaches will provide successful strate-gies. You will learn:

  • How to effectively create a model for your organization that moves from constituent input to constituent empowerment and shared decision-making
  • How to meaningful engage constituents in all aspects of programmatic work, while building mutual accountability
  • How other organizations have successfully engaged constituents in decision-making and resulting benefits to the community and organization
  • About highly effective approaches to community-engagement, such as Community-Engagement Governance‚Ñ¢, which includes constituents, in partnership with local stakeholders, in governance decision-making and planning beyond the traditional board of directors
  • How to use practical hands-on tools and apply to your organization

About the Instructor: Judy Freiwirth, Psy.D., Principal, Nonprofit Solutions Associates is nationally known as a leading consultant, trainer, speaker and thought leader in the field of governance and constituent engagement. For over 30 years, she has been training and consulting to nonprofits in organization development and community organizing. She is the lead developer of a new governance framework that is being adopted nationally, Community Engagement Governance‚Ñ¢. She holds a doctorate in Psychology, specializ-ing in Organization Development.

Registration deadline:
Friday, November 28, 2014



December 5, 2014
2:30 pm - 9:00 pm