Building Community strongly believes community voice should inform organizational decisions! As a social entrepreneurship, we partner with schools, non-profit, public, and private entities looking to deepen and expand their organizations connection to the families and community they serve.
At Building Community we recognize that diversity and distributed leadership are vital to creating positive, enduring organizational and community change.
Identifying and developing relationships with communities, especially those marginalized, takes time. Building Community does the relationship outreach, development, and maintenance for you.
Our services ensure that diverse community members inform your organization’s allocation of resources and service implementation.
We are dedicated to assuring organizations enhance their capacity to be responsive to the communities they serve and thrive in ever-changing environments.
Values for Partnering Organizations
We invest time and resources to develop diverse relationships in the community. Therefore, programs that need community voice per grants or other policies do not need to start from scratch each time. We build and maintain relationships to save your program time and energy so you can focus your time and energy on your specialty service!
“Community Voice” can ensure organizational programs and policies are relevant to the community they serve. If you are wanting to increase efficiency and effectiveness, we can ask our “Community Voice” members questions on your behalf to ensure your practices and strategies are impactful.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Have you ever wondered how to increase your organization’s family-centeredness for staff and clients? Family strengthening? Diversity? Community Building? We can facilitate program self-assessments and develop a quality improvement plan tailored to your organization.
We serve non-profit, public, and private organizations:
Community voice must inform organizational decisions. Our Liaisons are respected and trusted members of Flagstaff, Williams, Valle/Grand Canyon, Page, and Fredonia who recruit “Community Voice” members in their respective communities. Our “Community Voice” members are ready and willing to give voice to assets, challenges, and potential solutions to issues specific to their community. Partnering organizations may submit one question per month to ask our members.
Organizations investing in our “Relational Leadership” strategy have access to our “Community Voice” member listserv and quarterly meetings to reflect on community input and identify collective next steps.
Building Community values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and maintain relationships with youth, adults, and organizations throughout Coconino County, particularly marginalized populations. Thereby, we have ongoing feedback from the community, which we, in turn, can share with organizational partners through consultations to discuss strategies to inform or enhance program relevance, promotional materials, outreach strategies, and strategic partnership development.
Client and interagency relationships are key to effective service delivery. Therefore, Building Community provides opportunities for organizational members to boost interagency collaboration. We can coordinate and facilitate service mixers as opportunities for providers to develop relationships outside their organization. We facilitate virtual training on requested family and community strengthening topics. We also provide members with quarterly consultations to support program development.
In addition, building Community “Organizational Members” can have their program enhancement and development questions answered through: consultations, training, self-assessments, development of quality improvement plans, or facilitated dialogue.
Program Assessment and Improvement Plan
As a community-focused business, we support organizations and programs in assessing their organizational policies and practices concerning staff and community-centeredness. In addition, we support organizations in assessing their family engagement, family strengthening, diversity, community building, and program evaluation. Programs receive a recommendation report with a menu of potential strategies to support the development or enhancement of relationship-based service delivery. We can also coordinate your established improvement plan.
We enjoy facilitating planning meetings. We have tools and techniques to support organizations in enhancing internal work culture. We value service collaboration and coordination. Therefore, we work with diverse organizations to expand strategic external partnerships and streamline interagency communication.