Engage the Community

Summary

The success of transformative scale strategies often hinges on the involvement of local communities in the creation and implementation of the solution. Knowledge of local circumstances and the deep engagement of local players can be critical to helping a solution spread and stick.

Give People the Tools to Change Their Own Lives and Their Communities
Willa Seldon, The Bridgepan Group
Positioning constituents to be in charge of their own change can unlock greater impact.

When the Rhythm Changes, So Must the Dance
Molly Melching, Tostan
Tostan's Community Empowerment Program empowers African communities to understand and claim their human rights via self-organized grassroots movements.

Shifts in Thinking to Achieve Transformative Scale
Mark Bonchek, SHIFT Academy and thinkOrbit
The digital revolution has enabled many-to-many communication. Formerly passive audiences are now becoming collaborative communities.

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