The Six C's Of Community Engagmement (Part 2)

In part one of this post, we focused on the first three C’s of community engagement, which were:

  • Capability
  • Commitment
  • Contribution

In today’s post, we’ll be taking a closer look at the remaining three C’s, and discussing how CommuniBee can help you implement these core principles.

The six C’s of community engagement were developed by Juanita Brown and David Isaacs in 1994, so that community leaders and organizers could better gauge their efforts to build stronger communities.

Essentially, they realized that the most effective ways to engage your community could be broken down into six main categories.

Since publishing the six C’s of community engagement, municipalities and community groups have adopted them as a guideline, helping them achieve their engagement goals.

Here Are The Remaining Three C's And How CommuniBee Supports Them:

1. Continuity

When engaging community members, it’s important to ensure that your plan has longevity. Otherwise, your results will likely be subject to change. 

It’s normal for community members to come and go, so your community engagement strategy has to be able to withstand these transition periods. 

How can this be achieved? 

To start, your community members must be willing to shift and rotate roles, sharing responsibilities and working together to move the plan forward. Because when it comes to building a strong community, it really does take a village.

HOW COMMUNIBEE CAN HELP:

One of the benefits of a mobile community app like CommuniBee is how accessible it can be, and how we allow multiple admins to manage the app using the convenient and user-friendly management dashboard.

This means that several community leaders can oversee what is posted within the app, and take responsibility for sharing information and organizing events and activities.

Additionally, if an admin is no longer able to fulfill their role, the other administrators can remove them from the management dashboard, and replace them with another community member if desired.

This makes it easy for community leaders and organizers to monitor and maintain their admin list, giving them the ability to control who is responsible for what.

2. Collaboration

When community members feel united by a common cause or vision for the greater community they belong to, they naturally establish trust with the people they are surrounded by, and gain an authentic desire to see their community thrive.

Thankfully, a community engagement app like CommuniBee is the perfect way to communicate these visions and values, increasing the likelihood that your members will engage in collaboration in order to see them become a reality.

HOW COMMUNIBEE CAN HELP:

CommuniBee offers several ways to engage your community that foster collaboration. 

One such feature is the built-in RSVP system, which turns managing event attendees into a smooth and simple process. Your community members can respond to an invite with just a couple taps of their screen, and once they have, community leaders can communicate directly with participants via an event-specific discussion forum.

CommuniBee even has the built-in capacity to accept payments for event registrations or membership fees.

By simplifying the management aspect of community engagement, leaders and organizers can communicate their visions and goals directly, making it easier to rally support and keep community members motivated.

3. Conscience

In order for your community members to develop strong ties, they need to feel that their community supports them as much as they support their community.

This means that there must be clear guidelines in place about guiding principles and ethics of service, and that all members must be treated equally, with dignity and respect.

HOW COMMUNIBEE CAN HELP:

A community engagement app is an ideal way to communicate these principles and policies, since people check their mobile devices multiple times per day, and information posted within the app remains accessible until an admin removes it.

This means that any community member can log into their mobile community app and view any community policies in an instant— from wherever they may be.

Additionally, if they feel proper procedures are not being followed, or if they have an issue or concern, they can directly contact their community leaders from within the app, giving them a centralized, one-stop location to address any problems.

ARE YOU READY TO BRING YOUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER WITH THE HELP OF A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT APP? CONTACT COMMUNIBEE TODAY. WE CAN GET YOU THE RESULTS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR.

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