Using human-centered design to advance civic engagement in nonprofits

February 21, 2018

This article was first published in SSIR.

For many direct service nonprofits, promoting civic engagement and advocacy—especially in light of the heightened stressors facing vulnerable US communities today—has begun to emerge as a greater priority. But as an add-on to existing and often underfunded programming work, it can seem like a stretch. Many organizations just don’t have the bandwidth or expertise they need to succeed.

Earlier this year, our consulting firm, Community Resource Exchange (CRE), saw this new interest—organizations’ desire to be part of something larger—come to the fore during two workshops we facilitated on risk and resilience. During the workshops, and in pre-workshop surveys completed by 50-plus nonprofit leaders, participants described three opportunities for their organizations to pursue.

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By Director of Consulting, Fiona Kanagasingam

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