Engage Early and Often


At Collab Local, we believe in engaging the community early and often. Our experience in community organizing, community development, collective impact, and coalition-building has given us a unique lens into integrating the public into public projects. 

Trained by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), we practice the following P2 Values: 

  1. Those who are affected by a decision have a right to be involved in the decision-making process.
  2. The public's contribution will influence the decision. 
  3. Promote sustainable decisions by recognizing and communicating the needs and interests of all participants, including decision makers. 
  4. Seek out and facilitate the involvement of those potentially affected by or interested in a decision. 
  5. Seek input from participants in designing how they participate. 
  6. Provide participants with the information they need to participate in a meaningful way. 
  7. Communicate to participants how their input affected the decision.

                                                                                                                              - IAP2 Core Values