Tools to Engage: Constituent, Client, and Civic Engagement

Center the leadership of those who live the experience.

All people deserve services that meet their needs, but service provision alone is not enough to address the root causes of problems facing our communities.

By centering the leadership of those with lived experience, organizations shift from seeing program participants as people in need to engaging participants as integral partners in building long lasting solutions for communities. Constituent participation helps to build confidence, develop individuals' skills, reduce isolation, and increase social cohesion, all of which contribute to the health of communities and the organizations that serve them.

Get tools to learn from those who live the experience.

Nonprofits Integrating Community Engagement Guide

The Nonprofits Integrating Community Engagement (NICE) Guide offers information, tools, case studies and other resources to help nonprofit groups develop […]

Social Service and Social Change: A Process Guide

This guidebook was developed for staff and board members of nonprofit service organizations who are interested in learning how to […]

Client Voice and Engagement

When engaging clients or constituents more deeply in the work of your organization, it is helpful to examine not only […]

A Deeper Dive into Advocacy

This webinar profiles one organization’s deep dive into assessing their capacity to integrate advocacy and policy into their services, and how they then developed a plan for future action.

Catalysts for Change: How California Nonprofits Can Deliver Direct Services and Transform Communities (CASE STUDIES)

In 2010, 2ith the support of The California Endowment, the Building Movement Project surveyed over 450 California-based nonprofit direct service […]

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