If you want to involve new people at your organization, you need to know who is coming - and who isn’t. In this toolkit, you’ll find step-by-step tools to help you write a survey, share it with a truly random slice of your audience, and analyze the results.
From bilingual signage to inclusive internships, the St. Joseph County Public Library launched many new experiments and initiatives to become of, by, and for the growing Latinx community in South Bend, IA.
“I had never really been given the opportunity to create something artistic that others could walk by and see. I had never really created something that reflected my experience of gender and what being transgender meant to me,” said Elijah.
“How do you involve a community? Or know that what you're doing is not only FOR the community but also involves a BY?” - Warren Williams, Oakland Symphony’s education and community engagement director.
For the First Wave, we decided to take a “no build” approach and use off the shelf tools, sometimes creatively, so we could see what worked and didn’t before building our own. Check out the tools we’re using—and why.
OF/BY/FOR ALL is all about changing the way you involve new communities in your work. Today, I want to share one of the most powerful tools we use to launch more authentic community partnerships. We call it Partner Power.
We’re now almost two months into the OF/BY/FOR ALL First Wave - an experimental 6-month program with 20 bold community organizations working to become of, by, and for their communities. Today, we want to share a bit about our strategy for helping these organizations become of, by, and for their communities - and how we’re structuring the First Wave.
Just eight weeks after launching OFBYFOR ALL global initiative, hundreds of organizations around the world have expressed interest in OFBYFOR ALL. You've tried the organizational self-assessment, come to bootcamp, joined the email list, and shared your enthusiasm. Thank you for bringing energy to this work from day one. Today, we offer you a deeper opportunity to strengthen your organization and help shape this movement as a founding research partner in our First Wave research program.
In just the first couple of weeks, you've made it clear: OF/BY/FOR ALL has the potential to be big. Our inboxes are stuffed, and we can't keep up with your energy. We want to offer you more support. We want to say yes to your great ideas. We want to help you get involved as champions and partners in this project. And so - we're hiring.