What's the difference between stakeholders and community engagement?

Deb Wisniewski
Deb Wisniewski
@deb-wisniewski
one month ago
130 posts

What's the difference between stakeholders and community engagement? Someone asked me this question today... I'd love to know what you all think! Share your thoughts here please!


updated by @deb-wisniewski: 12/11/17 11:05:50AM
Allison Lourash
Allison Lourash
@allison-lourash
one month ago
2 posts

Hello Deb-

 I think community engagement is a broad strategy where stakeholder engagement is more strategic, more frequent, and most likely has a greater connection. 

ABCD in Action
ABCD in Action
@abcd-in-action
one month ago
12 posts

So who do you think of when you think of "stakeholders"?

John Hamerlinck
John Hamerlinck
@john-hamerlinck
3 weeks ago
37 posts

Anyone who feels the impact of a policy, or a situation is a stakeholder whether they are engaged or not. Any stakeholder who is "engaged" assumes responsibility and risk in order to create change.

ABCD in Action
ABCD in Action
@abcd-in-action
2 weeks ago
12 posts

John Hamerlinck:

Anyone who feels the impact of a policy, or a situation is a stakeholder whether they are engaged or not. Any stakeholder who is "engaged" assumes responsibility and risk in order to create change.

Interesting comment about assuming responsibility and risk... do you think organizations think about that when they talk about needing to focus on "community engagement" through their work, projects, or initiatives?

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