Promising Practices

This section outlines some best practices around community engagement and examples of these practices from various organisations around the world. The first step is to go through a planning process for community engagement, which includes identifying and listing stakeholders in the community in which you work, deciding on approaches to engaging them, and then measuring the impact of your approach. The rest of this section outlines some practical activities for community engagement that can be used throughout the life of your programme. These are practical elements that you should consider including in your community engagement activities.

Planning

The planning process starts with an understanding of what you and your organisation define as your community and who makes up that community (meaning stakeholders, groups, etc.)....

Focus Group Discussions

A focus group discussion (FGD) is a qualitative tool in a group interview format that brings together specific programme stakeholders for a discussion around topics related to the...

Formal Meetings

Formal community meetings allow you to engage a number of different community stakeholders, either through separate meetings or all together. In these community meetings you can...

Home Visits

For any sport programme working with children and young people, home visits are not only useful but also an essential part of your strategy. Parents and caregivers are the...

Community Events

Planning sport events regularly throughout your programme will build visibility of your programme, raise interest, and be a good way to inform the community about what you are...
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