Engage Your Community

Bringing together stakeholders, finding ways of working together and utilizing their knowledge and skills is a critical step in creating permanent improvements for animals. When you take the time to engage your community, your efforts can have bigger, stronger, and longer impact than anything you might accomplish alone.

Bringing together people from different sectors of a community to collaborate can be a challenge, especially when there are differences in ideas and politics. However, if a plan does not sufficiently address the concerns of stakeholders, even the best implementation can result in continued strife in the community, so the effort is worth it.

The following materials will help you identify and engage all stakeholders in your community.