What do you hope to accomplish with your community engagement program? Which issues, problems, or type of projects are most suited to your community’s needs and values? In this section, with your help, we will post articles on how to engage communities that reflect current trends and solutions to everyday problems.

Best Practices Toolkit for Community Engagement

The Asian Foundation, www.asianfoundation.org

This Best Practices Toolkit for Community Engagement provides guidelines and suggestions for individuals, foundations, and businesses to develop or refine their own community engagement strategies. In-depth explanations are coupled with worksheets and sample models to provide the most robust and complete picture possible. You can use many or a few of these criteria in your own strategy, depending on your individual circumstances and resources. Some of the worksheets provided can also be used by non-governmental organizations as references to develop their programs and proposals.