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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 clear about who you want to engage with and why

There are many democratic institutions in Northern Ireland (local Councils, local and regional service providers, government departments), and therefore many tiers of decision making. 

Build numbers – if you have to!

You don’t have to involve everyone in every issue all the time. But for some issues, building a critical mass and getting as many people engaged as possible is essential.

Bring them to you

Equally, it is important for decision makers to see and get a feel for your community, your group and your issues.