We believe that we have what we need when we share what we have. By weaving strong connections between residents, businesses and public bodies we can help align our work to create synergy and purposeful, positive action. Together we can mobilise the huge capacity and resources in ourselves to help one another and nurture our communities of the future.
Working relationally with strengths in systems, in organisations with citizens and communities,
At the heart of our experience is working in relationship with others, working with strengths to build ways of working that allows everyone to fulfil their aspirations and potential. We help you craft the foundation from which your relational system can grow.
We are experienced in helping to shape vision, purpose, action, monitoring and reporting, so you can demonstrate your value. We are also pioneers in developing impact and evaluation in the complex community space, such as developmental evaluation and Ripple Effect Mapping.
See here for a blog written by Matt on this subject Building a collaborative society: cooperative by design
Asset Based Community Development focusses on harnessing the strengths, passions and energy in community and supporting the people to do things with and for each other.
We can support you to put into place the skills necessary for this, including training.
See here for the lessons & learning from Torbay Legacy & Learning – Ageing Well Torbay
Grant funding and other forms of finance are a fundamental shaping force on the eventual real life impact. The decision making processes used, those that make decisions and how they are made can improve or detract from collaboration.
We are specialists in designing systems that promote collaboration Collaborating For Grassroots Impact – Plymouth Octopus
Building effective networks supports radical change as flows of information, ideas are freed up unconstrained by hierarchy.
With many years of establishing and sustaining networks we can support with the leadership, culture and technical requirements.