A Community Foundation initiative
Crowdmapping is a type of Crowdsourcing , which is the practice of obtaining services, ideas, functions, or contacts from a large and undefined network of people.
Forum theatre – also known as Boal’s Theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed, or Theatre for Development – uses theatre to achieve social aims, and is often undertaken by socially excluded or disempowered groups. It is an interactive form of theatre that engages the audience in exploring different options for dealing with a problem or issue.
Citizen Report Cards
Citizen Report Cards (CRC) are participatory surveys used to engage citizens in assessing public services such as health, education and transport – particularly where existing data is scarce. This can include the availability of services, access and usage, quality and reliability, problems encountered by service users, transparency in provision, costs, and suggestions for improvements. CRCs are designed to raise citizen awareness and ultimately bring about reforms in the public service delivery system.
Local and Global Civic Innovation Tools
Top Tips For Civic Innovation
There are many voluntary and statutory organisations which can provide help and support as you try to understand more about the decision-making processes that affect your life, and as you work to engage more with them.
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.
It can really help you to engage with a decision maker if you can identify and build a relationship with a 'champion'.