Engaging Your Community
NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.
Identify and evaluate the current ways your cause or organization provides opportunities for community engagement
Determine which engagement strategies will best achieve the community connections your organization aspires to develop or strengthen
Acquire capabilities to effectively communicate and influence the adoption of these best practices
In nonprofits, community engagement is often key to our missions—it’s how we get members, supporters, advocates, and donors. But how do you know which tactics work best? And what tools and resources are there to help you in your work?
We’ll explore how you can use technology along the various stages of a community engagement continuum, from showing that we understand and care about our community to enabling direct participation and collaboration. Course materials will showcase examples of online community engagement tactics used by various nonprofits, including common pitfalls and integration with offline activities.
This course was previously titled Intro to Community Engagement.
Owner + Principal Consultant
Ms. Barrett is a community leader with two decades of experience engaging volunteers, developing public outreach programs, and connecting government agencies, private nonprofits, and other community partners to build award-winning, collaborative programs. In early 2012, Ms. Barrett left her faculty position with Hawaii Sea Grant at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to launch her own consultancy. For the next five years, she helped nonprofits and community-minded businesses learn to harness the social web for social good. Currently, she supports and coaches clients to build relationships, mobilize community assets, and champion civic participation to amplify their impact.
Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits
In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits: