Developing meaningful community projects
Connecting with your local community and identifying potential projects can be challenging. Assessing your community’s strengths, weaknesses, needs, and assets is an essential first step in planning
an effective project. By taking time to learn about your community, you can discover the most relevant opportunities for projects and maximise your club’s ability to
make a meaningful impact.
A community assessment can help you get a better understanding of the dynamics of your community and help both you and the beneficiaries make important decisions
about service priorities. Even if you’re actively involved in your community, an assessment can reveal additional strengths and opportunities for growth.
Perhaps you’ll find a new way to address a known issue. Before you start an assessment, consider what you specifically want to learn about your community.
An effective assessment will reveal things you did not know before. Doing an assessment also helps you build valuable relationships and encourages community members to actively
participate in making lasting improvements. It’s a critical first step in creating trust, community ownership, and sustainability.
Community assessment tools: A resource for Rotary projects.