RADICAL INCLUSION™

For non-profits, social enterprises, and leaders working to
build thriving, equitable communities.
 
BALLE: Techboggle Media

BALLE: Techboggle Media

Radical Inclusion is Community Allies' signature approach to inviting all of the voices in your community to be equal partners in determining the community’s future. Radical Inclusion isn't just about inviting more people to your party; it's about gathering a fully inclusive group to collaborate on every step of the process.

In a Radical Inclusion training, you'll learn techniques to facilitate community ownership of the process, means, and outcomes of your community's improvement efforts. 

Trainings are available for groups of 2 - 100. Contact us to create the training that's right for you.


 

Radical Inclusion:

  • Gets you to ACTION because it builds consensus and buy-in
  • Gives communities tools to have real conversations about their toughest issues.
  • Provides techniques to navigate disagreement and conflict and get to convergence and action.
  • Builds capacity for your work by cultivating leadership from within the community. 
  • Inspires the passionate community pride that is the basis for any revitalization effort.
We wrote the book on community engagement - literally!  National Main Street's "Community Engagement for Main Street Transformation," authored by Ellen Shepard of Community Allies, will be released in Summer, 2017.

We wrote the book on community engagement - literally!  National Main Street's "Community Engagement for Main Street Transformation," authored by Ellen Shepard of Community Allies, will be released in Summer, 2017.


The Radical Inclusion process:

MAP

Mapping ensures that the full breadth of your community is involved in improvement efforts from planning through implementation and beyond. You'll use your community map as a continual check to see who's missing from the discussion. Radical Inclusion mapping goes beyond demographics to find hard-to-reach populations and connect in ways that are meaningful to them.

BALLE: Techboggle Media

BALLE: Techboggle Media

ENGAGE

With Radical Inclusion, you’ll learn how to convene meetings that inspire passion, welcome productive dissent, and move from conflict to convergence and action. You’ll also learn to take engagement to the neighborhoods where people live, with arts- and theater-based activities that build excitement and activate streets while you’re gathering input.

 

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Starbelly Studios

CELEBRATE

Radical Inclusion is shout-worthy! Celebrate your accomplishments every step of the way. Explore how to tell the stories  of your community and the results of the engagement process to the media, partners, and the community at large. Make sure you're communicating effectively throughout your community improvement process.

 

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EVALUATE

Ask for feedback and check your progress from day one and throughout your efforts to ensure that everyone has had the opportunity shape the process and results. Radical Inclusion is flexible, allowing you to change course as needed.