Ideas for Community Projects
We've learned from communities across the country that starting with broader systems change can sometimes be overwhelming.
However, we've seen great success when neighbourhoods or communities think big but start small. Quick successes have proven to be important for building hope as well as the trusted relationships that are needed for tackling more complex issues and systems transformation.
At our Pinterest link you'll see you examples of exciting community projects that have resulted in innovation, collaboration or collective impact.
...catalyzing collective capacity for the collaboration, innovation and systems change that is essential for resolving complex social, economic, and environmental issues.
We support individual and organizational future-readiness by catalyzing capacity for increasing (1) community and stakeholder-led development, (2) systems-practices, (3) strategic foresight, and (4) digital optimization. We've learned these four components are necessary for the project and systems collaboration and informed decision-making we have experienced as being essential for transformative change and innovation.
Innovative projects require being bold, perseverance, tenacity and a sprinkle of panic.
-- Michelle Baldwin
Many situations in life are similar to going on a hike: the view changes once you start walking. You don't need all the answers right now. New paths will reveal themselves if you have the courage to get started.
Leadership today is about courage. Courage to realize our challenges are complex and no one individual, organization, or sector can resolve them on their own. That means we have to let go of the idea that we alone have the answers. Instead, we need to strengthen our individual and organizational competencies in order to become sector connectors who call meetings before we have the answers, aren't intimidated by messy, and can ensure a culture where all voices are heard. Only then, can our collective gifts, experience, and wisdom be focused on building a better future for all.
In times of change it is the learners who inherit the future. Those who have finished learning find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
-- Eric Hoffer