A Community Foundation initiative
Online Consensus Decision making
Consensus decision making is designed to support collective determination of outcomes, working towards the maximum degree of consensus on a favoured proposal in order to achieve the greatest degree of support. Online consensus decision making utilises online systems to facilitate the refinement of, and voting on, options.
21st Century Town Meetings
21st Century Town Meetings combine features of small scale face-to-face discussions with large scale group decision making – combining talking with technology. They tend to be used to bring together large groups of people to discuss local, regional or national policy issues and often garner media attention due to their scale.
Community Led Procurement
Community-led procurement (CLP) enables local communities to participate in or actively control the allocation of local government or donor funds for the purchase of goods or services. Cited benefits include increased accountability and transparency in the procurement process, reduced corruption and wastage, better quality or value for money, and increased use of local contractors.
Local and Global Civic Innovation Tools
Top Tips For Civic Innovation
Focus on the Solution
Much engagement with service providers and public representatives tends to focus on what is not working.
Increasingly, if an individual or group wants to engage with and influence decision making, it is essential to have the information and evidence to back up its case.
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.