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Civic Innovation in Northern Ireland

A Community Foundation initiative

Local and Global Civic Innovation Tools

Top Tips For Civic Innovation

Be Persistent!

Engaging successfully with decision-makers involves building relationships and takes time. It will often be on the third or fourth attempt that a breakthrough happens. 

Include everyone who should be included

Depending on who your group is, or who you want to represent when you are engaging with decision-makers, you will need to consider how you are ensuring that you are really enabling all relevant voices to be heard.

Follow up

Ensure that those you have involved in your processes are kept informed of what progress is (or is not) being made. Even if there is no news, let people know. Follow up is essential for keeping people interested and willing to engage further.