2021 - Toolkit

Working Together to Make Meaningful Change: A Toolkit for Engaging Communities Across Colorado

This resource is for individuals, organizations, and government agencies that are working on community engagement in Colorado. 

This toolkit offers tips and strategies for engaging communities as you work together to make meaningful change. We’ve developed an engagement framework centering community members at the heart of the process. The toolkit walks through each step of the engagement framework in detail. We begin by reflecting on how your role as a community partner impacts community members. Then we discuss how you can build your understanding of the community by conducting community research. Next, we explore how to leverage partnerships in your community engagement strategy. We round out the toolkit with creative ideas for engagement activities and strategies for sustaining community engagement long-term. Each section links to additional resources and a series of guiding questions to help you improve your practice.