The Community Engagement Toolkit share 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 toolkit includes tools exploring these areas:

  • 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

Download the full toolkit at the link on the left of this page.

Read more from Paul Schmitz in the Forum Blog about the development of this toolkit.


May 1, 2017 - Collective Impact Virtual Coffee: Building a Community Engagement Strategy

Join us on May 1, 3pm - 4pm ET, for the next Collective Impact Virtual Coffee chat, a free live webinar discussion. In this chat, Collective Impact Forum senior Advisor Paul Schmitz will discuss the new Community Engagement toolkit as well as answer your pressing questions related to your own community engagement work.


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Rebecca Allen

partner organization

Could you please confirm the date of the next virtual coffee event? I'm seeing two different dates and times. Thanks!

Submitted by Rebecca Allen on Fri, 2017-04-14 16:48

Tracy Timmons-Gray

administrator, backbone organization, community manager, funder of initiatives, partner organization, other, technical assistance provider / consultant, content administrator, blogger, funder cop

Thanks for asking, Rebecca. We moved the Virtual Coffee to Monday, May 1. We've updated the language above with the new date. You can register here.

Submitted by Tracy Timmons-Gray on Fri, 2017-04-14 17:37