8 Creative Engagement Ideas to Transform Your Community


What is the significance of community engagement in societal development? In the words of Yuval Noah Harari, acclaimed author of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” community engagement embodies the realization of humankind’s greatest power – collaboration. As Harari highlights in his book, our species’ ability to work together, form bonds, and engage collectively has […]

How to Address Common Barriers to Civic Engagement

How to Address Common Barriers to Community Engagement - Instant Input

Community engagement is more than a buzzword; it’s a fundamental approach to public involvement and collaboration. It refers to the intentional process of working with public groups, individuals, community organizations, and communities to build relationships, foster understanding, and achieve shared goals. It is about empowering individuals as active participants in shaping the decisions that affect […]

Top 15 Effective Community Engagement Strategies

Effective Community Engagement Strategies - InstantInput

More than just a catchphrase, community engagement is what keeps any community alive and growing. From non-profit organizations to online community hobby groups, engagement is key to nurturing strong connections among members. Community engagement also plays an indispensable role in retaining members and fostering brand loyalty. What makes community engagement strategies essential? Community engagement strategy […]

Can Troubled Communities Make a Turn-around?

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In today’s world, many communities face a range of challenges that hinder their growth and well-being. However, by understanding and addressing these community problems, we can pave the way for positive change and transformation. To ensure the success of this transformation a collective involvement is needed. Instant Input facilitates community involvement by allowing each member […]

Participatory Budgeting: Everything you should know

Participatory Budgeting - InstantInput

At the very center of any nation are its communities. The concept of nation-building requires us all to get involved. You are already taking that big step by simply lending your voice to the community-driven initiatives near you.   This article discusses participatory budgeting, a core aspect of community building, and the critical steps to ensure […]

Top 10 Community Engagement Examples

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Harnessing the Power of Community Engagement: Models, Examples, and Best Practices Community engagement is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It requires active participation and collaboration from all stakeholders to create lasting change. As former President Barack Obama once said, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the […]

What is Youth Engagement and Why is it Important?

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In a rapidly evolving world, the role and voice of the younger generation is more critical than ever before. The challenges we face today, from climate change to societal inequality, necessitate a fresh perspective and innovative solutions, both of which the youth have in abundance. As stated by former U.S. President Barack Obama, our youth […]

Community Projects in Rochester, NY

We’re highlighting public projects in the City of Rochester, New York. Check out the following! Reimagined and Riverfront Promenades  Mayor Evans announced the Aqueduct Reimagined and Riverfront Promenades project in April 2022 as part of the ROC Riverway / Building Bridges to the Future initiative. The project aims to transform the Broad Street Bridge into […]

Public Transportation in Santa Cruz: Public Input Resource Guide

Public transportation in Santa Cruz dates back to the late 1800s when horse-drawn streetcars began operating in the city, to be replaced by electric streetcars in the early 1900s. In the 1920s, bus service was offered, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that a formal public transportation system was established. In 1968, the California State […]