Showing posts with label #communityengagement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #communityengagement. Show all posts

Saturday, May 4, 2024

πŸ”„IMSPARK: Innovative Crowd Funding: Giving Circles in the PacificπŸ”„

πŸ”„Imagine... Innovative Crowd Funding: Giving Circles in the PacificπŸ”„

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate

A Pacific where giving circles flourish, creating waves of change through collective generosity and community-driven philanthropy.

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πŸ“š Source

Philanthropy Together. (n.d.). What is a Giving Circle?.

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal

Giving circles are transforming the landscape of philanthropy in the Pacific, embodying the spirit of communal support and shared responsibility🀲. These circles are not just about pooling financial resources⭕️; they’re about uniting individuals around common causes and empowering them to make a tangible impact. 

In the Pacific, where community is the bedrock of society, giving circles can amplify the power of local action🌊, supporting initiatives that resonate deeply with the cultural and environmental needs of the region. They democratize philanthropy, making it accessible and meaningful to all, regardless of wealthπŸ’΅. This is a big deal because it marks a shift from passive charity to active engagement, fostering a culture of giving that is participatory, inclusive, and deeply rooted in the values of the Pacific🌱. It’s a celebration of shared goals and collective impact, where every contribution, no matter the size, contributes to the greater good of the community.

#PacificPhilanthropy, #GivingCircle, #communityengagement, #Crowdfund, #IslandGiving, #Empowerment, #IMSPARK

Friday, December 29, 2023

🏘️IMSPARK: Community Wealth-Building Models for Economic and Social Justice 🏘️

 πŸ˜️Imagine... Community Wealth-Building Models for Economic and Social Justice 🏘️

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

A society where people and communities have more control and ownership over their assets and resources, and where wealth is shared equitably and democratically.

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πŸ“š Source: 

Theodos, B., Marx, R., & Nunna, T. (2023). Community Wealth-Building Models. Urban Institute. 

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

This brief explores four innovative models that aim to expand asset ownership and community wealth building for individuals and institutions, especially those who have been historically excluded or marginalized by the mainstream economy. 🀝 models are community land trusts, limited equity cooperatives, social enterprises, and community development financial institutions. The brief describes how these models work, what benefits they offer, and what challenges they face. πŸš€ brief also provides examples of successful projects that use these models in different contexts and sectors.🌳 The brief argues that these models can help create more inclusive and sustainable economic development, and empower people and communities to shape their own destiny.


Sunday, October 29, 2023

πŸ” IMSPARK: Improving Strategy for Social Media Communications During WildfiresπŸ”

 πŸ” Imagine... Improving Strategy for Social Media Communications During WildfiresπŸ”

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Contradicting the existing crisis communication theory that recommends Disaster relief organizations (DROs) speak with one voice during the entirety of wildfire response operations.

πŸ“š Source:

Homeland Security News Wire. (2023, October 13). Improving Strategy for Social Media Communications During Wildfires. 

πŸ”— Link:

Read the full article here

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

The study finds that a nuanced approach of matching and mismatching audiences is more effective in different phases of disaster response.πŸ“The article discusses the findings of a studyπŸ“œconducted in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross on how Disaster relief organizations can use social media✉️effectively during wildfire response.πŸ“žThe research suggests that matching and mismatching audiences on social mediaπŸ“Ίis more engaging and useful in different phases of disaster response, and this approach can be applied to other types of disasters as well.



Thursday, October 19, 2023

πŸ”„ IMSPARK: Transformative Change in Pacific CommunitiesπŸ”„

πŸ”„ Imagine Transformative Change in Pacific CommunitiesπŸ”„

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a future where the Pacific community thrives in health and equity, actively engaged in shaping policies and programs that affect them.

πŸ“š Source: 

Everette, T.D., Sathasivam, D., & Siegel, K. (2023, January 2). Transformational Community Engagement to Advance Health Equity.

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πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:  

πŸŒ…This report reveals the transformative power of community engagement, particularly in the context of health and social services systems. It emphasizes the need for inclusivity, power-sharing, and transparency in the community🐟
engagement efforts to bridge the gapπŸ—️between policies and the communities they impact.  πŸŒŠ By following principles of equity and adopting transformational community engagement, we can achieve more equitable and effective programs, fostering trust and addressing systemic issues. This is vital for the well-being of the Pacific community.


πŸ”¬ IMSPARK: Unveiling New Climate InsightsπŸ”¬

πŸ”¬ Imagine... Unveiling New Climate InsightsπŸ”¬ πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate :  A world enlightened by groundbreaking climate science, guiding target...