Community Strategy Development
Deepening understanding of and engagement with your community to deliver lasting social impact
Effective community engagement means moving beyond the research, to listen to and learn from local people and stakeholders.
United Way Australia will work with you and your community stakeholders to develop a collaborative strategy based on community interest, strengths and priorities.
We will support you to build authentic, locally owned engagement practices, using methods that deepen understanding of community dynamics and the complex drivers of community change.
• Community Conversations
We have the methods, skills and experience to engage deeply with local communities. The findings of our Community Conversations help all local stakeholders to see needs and opportunities through the community’s eyes.
We are neutral players – we don’t deliver local services, or compete for service delivery funding. This means we are uniquely placed to facilitate workshops and collaborative initiatives.
• Strategic advice and support
We tailor our advice and support to your unique conditions, with our support extending across any or all phases of collaboration, from scoping and development to implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
We use creative methods to bring diverse people and ideas together, and co-design innovative solutions to complex community challenges.
• Local ownership
We build the capacity of local stakeholders to lead change.
• Embedding continuous monitoring and learning
We bring world leading monitoring and evaluation methods that support your continual communication, learning and improvement across your community’s Collective Impact initiative.