Forum Activity for @jana-carp

Jana Carp
@jana-carp
01/29/18 12:46:03PM
5 posts

What's the difference between stakeholders and community engagement?


ABCD and Community Organizing/Engagement

In my current work -- which involves connecting rural community members better with local organizations and government agencies, and supporting collaborative processes among organizations -- I tend to think of stakeholders as people who identify in a particular context as having territory to defend.  For example, defenders of wildlife, offroad vehicle access, their profession, park "users", etc.  So they represent themselves according to a particular interest.  I think of "community engagement" as a field of action that assumes that social interaction is a common good and that inclusive, place-based interrelationship is necessary for moving toward a better common future.

Like so many others, I find the term "stakeholder" really limiting when applied to a person.  We are not reducible to our positions, but are beings full of compexity, idiosyncrasy, transformation (e.g., aging, maturing, learning from experience), out of which our gifts and skills and talents find their expression and into which we accept with gratitude the gifts and skills and talents of others.  However, I don't mean to imply that holding ground isn't vital for some things at some times!!

Jana Carp
@jana-carp
10/09/17 01:25:44PM
5 posts

Parks and Rec practitioner loves ABCD


ABCD - Getting Started/Challenges

Hi Marisa,  I'm in California too, working right now with two communities that I approached "cold".  I'd be happy to talk with you about how to get started from the beginning.  I'm using ABCD in a collaborative project with National Forest staff, to support community engagement in wildfire readiness and use of controlled burning for multiple benefits.  There are a few overlaps with Parks and Rec, and I also have an urban planning background.  You can reach me at janacarpconsulting@gmail.com.

Jana Carp
@jana-carp
06/08/17 01:51:33PM
5 posts

Using Asset Mapping for Wildfire Preparedness in Rural Communities


ABCD and the Environment

This is my blog post introducing asset mapping to members of the Fire Learning Network.  I'm using it to organize rural communities around wildfire preparedness. There's a link in there to a two-page handout on method and steps. https://fireadaptednetwork.org/community-based-asset-mapping-fire-adaptation/ .  Let me know what you think!

Jana Carp
@jana-carp
10/31/16 03:35:59PM
5 posts

Practical Resources?


Shared Resources and Materials

Thanks for posting the manual link, Aspen.  Good food for thought.

Jana Carp
@jana-carp
08/26/16 06:02:52PM
5 posts

ABCD in Action is moving! Tell us what you think.


About ABCD in Action & How do I....?

Hi Deb,

I'm brand new to the group so the change presents no issues for me. I belong to a group using another online platform (Podio). Going by the examples you posted, Jamroom looks better! While I'm always looking to reduce how much time I spend on screens, I'm excited about hearing from other ABCD practitioners and sharing my work.

Thanks for your active stewardship --

Jana