TNB Roundtable: Designing Effective Public Engagement for Nonprofits


August 16, 2017
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM


89 South Street
Boston, MA 02108

Here is what Eric says about this session:   

"What does effective public engagement look like? Based on the Public Engagement Roadmap, a five-city experiment on innovative public engagement practices, this workshop will include creative ideation, team building, problem identification, and empathy building. Too often, engaging constituents remains a nebulous process without clear expectations or desired outcomes. This workshop is meant to guide nonprofits through this murky process and provide strategies for planning public engagement that is appropriate for organizations and communities. Participants will engage in design exercises and play a board game about public participation." 

Here's a little more about Eric:

Eric Gordon is a professor of civic media at Emerson College and the director of the Engagement Lab, a research and design lab that investigates and creates media and technology to reduce disparities in civic participation. Eric’s research focuses on media-based public participation, the role of play in civic life, and the ways in which civic organizations build media and technology into their missions. Eric is a designer of civic games and interactive processes and he has consulted with the UNDP, UNICEF, and local governments around the world on building effective public participation.

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Nonprofit Governance


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