December 9, 2022 | 
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How helpful would it be for your community to give you feedback and help you to hone the unique value you bring to them?

Community co-creation is possible. Gathering community data and getting insight doesn’t have to look like a one-and-done survey (not very connective) or an all-day affair (exhausting). It can be fun, generative, connective, short, AND get the job done.

As an example… we recently held a 90-minute Community Workshop with the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. The goal was to collect data from other nonprofit organizations, funders, and partners about their vision for the future and the role of the United Way in working collaboratively with their community toward that end.

Here are the exact questions we used for this Community Workshop process –> you can grab them here.

p.s… If you don’t believe that gathering community data in an inspiring way is possible, don’t just take our word for it… Take a look below:

The average session rating was 9.4 (on a scale of 1-10)

One of their key staff members said this about the experience…

“Every moment (was) used so well. Leaving participants’ cups fuller than when they started, despite the fact that they just spent 90 minutes on an intensely interactive Zoom call. So grateful for the time spent with our stakeholders today!”

When asked to share three words to describe their experience, participants wrote the words in the survey (exact copy/paste) below:

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