For those thinking about how to embed community engagement practices into your collective impact work, the Forum for Collective Impact has recently added a new Community Engagement Toolkit. 

The Community Engagement Toolkit shares a series of tools for planning community engagement to be more purposeful, equitable, transparent, and strategic so that community members are true partners for achieving impact. This kit includes the following tools and assessments:

  • Be Result-Driven & Purposeful
  • Community Engagement Spectrum
  • Asset-Based Community Development
  • Equity – Who is at Our Tables? 
  • Equity – Testing Assumptions & Bias Assessing Audiences Approaching
  • Audiences Tips for Orienting & Supporting Successful Engagement Building Partnerships, Starting Local
  • Patient Urgency & Momentum
  • Capacity Building
  • Change Management