A Community Foundation initiative
Scenario workshops engage members of a community, decision makers, and other stakeholders or experts in a dialogue aimed at solving local problems and anticipating future ones. They are suitable for examining broad issues, and also act as a tool for enabling constructive discussions and potentially further dialogue between different groups.
Community visioning encompasses a range of approaches that enable members of a community to generate ideas for improving or enhancing the place where they live, and to develop a shared vision and action plan for change as a result.
Alternative Budget Initiatives
Alternative budget initiatives are used to take a fresh approach to public sector budgets. They involve a range of organisations coming together to analyse an existing budget, explore the positive and negative impacts on specific groups or issues, challenge the government on specific budgetary choices, and often to form a comprehensive parallel budget.
Local and Global Civic Innovation Tools
Top Tips For Civic Innovation
It can really help you to engage with a decision maker if you can identify and build a relationship with a 'champion'.
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.
Track your progress – all the ups and downs – and learn lessons from your experience.