We are carrying out an exploration into what are the skills, roles and approaches of community enablers, and how can they use the new digital tech tools for network building and neighbourhood change. As I explain in this first post:
I’m using the term “community enabler” to cover people who may call themselves community organisers, builders, mobilisers, development workers, or network weavers. I hope people will find that acceptable as a neutral term, at least for now. As I wrote here, in a post for the People Powered Change exploration, there are many different models for neighbourhood change.
As I’ve outlined in this editable Google doc, the process will be:
- Initial research into the community enablers.
- Identifying and develop some main talking points
- An event on May 10
- Further research and discussion online, and other meetings
- Leading to a report on community enablers, advice on using social media as part of neighbourhood change, and a kit for social reporters.
Blog posts are collected in the the Community Enablers category