Actions, projects, and participation are the trilogy of principles by which we effectively meet public needs. All-inclusively, we refer to them by an acronym, APP, as they embody our application: a way to bring together and interexchange common needs and interests.
Actions, projects, and participation (APPs) engages the entire membership and is the core base of Stakeholder for a Safe Green Village (SGV), including its mission; purpose; strategy; values and concepts; and, methodology and tools. Members can choose more particular topics of interest in the main areas of advocacy, or they can stay focused on general APP development and functions that help Stakeholders SGV operate and thrive collectively at large. This in part includes community organizing; coalition building; social networking; social activism; grassroots empowerment; public initiatives; decision making and consensus; leadership development; community outreach and development; public advocacy; campaigning and movement building; fundraising and resourcing. Examples of related
Members can choose more particular topics of interest in the main areas of advocacy, or they can stay focused on general APP development and functions that help Stakeholders SGV operate and thrive collectively at large. This in part includes community organizing; coalition building; social networking; social activism; grassroots empowerment; public initiatives; decision making and consensus; leadership development; community outreach and development; public advocacy; campaigning and movement building; fundraising and resourcing. Examples of related
This in part includes community organizing; coalition building; social networking; social activism; grassroots empowerment; public initiatives; decision making and consensus; leadership development; community outreach and development; public advocacy; campaigning and movement building; fundraising and resourcing. Examples of related
Examples of related vocations, disciplines, and social roles include social scientists (e.g. sociology, anthropology, politics, history, economics); folklorists; writers and media broadcasters; artists; hobbyists and enthusiasts (e.g. bicyclists, hikers, foodies, animal lovers, etc.); faith-based chaplains; parents and teachers, etc.
STRATEGIC PLANNING & TASKING
By application (APP) participants can…
- Form requests that formally address the powers that be to meet the needs of grassroots stakeholders;
- Create actions that are put into operation;
- Recognize and define the practical use, or relevance, of stakeholder needs and desires;
- Sustain efforts and hard work through consensus and affirmation.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES & PRIORITIES
Grassroots participation, networking and building stakeholder relationships are the core values and elements that engage people. The aim is to bring people together. That is either as fellow citizens; representatives of organizations and causes; or, as experts, professionals and elected representatives in a community.
Each person — in any capacity — represents a stakeholder having a personal role in the democratic process; starting with chosen tasks and engagements; then, ultimately, making a social impact.
First and foremost, we must engage each other, bringing together stakeholders into the arena for grass-roots initiatives; therein, fostering a better personal understanding of the individual roles that are either vocational or that of the laity: elected officials; media professionals; political party representatives; interest group spokespersons; chairpersons or administrators of social organizations; students, interns, volunteers and common citizens.
These applications take place in the greater context of organization and process, beginning in the neighborhood and relating to a local, state, regional, national and global outlook.
Raising grassroots participation — including its networking and applications — develops the complexity of organization and processes. It develops the overall profundity thereof. It results in a greater number and diversity of participatory individuals; areas of interest; involved stakeholders; levels of engagement.
Ultimately, it raises the stages of initiative making: building self-actualization, as much as the community. It improves the character of our citizenry, as well as the quality of research, contribution and social improvements to our community.
Genuine grassroots participation, including its applications, is good for personal and community well-being. It shares our need for belonging; self-worth; caring; as well as animation. As such, our aim is to break the barriers that cause loneliness, depression and anxiety; thereby to go out into the world and foster self-actualizing beings, who are born with and driven by potential. Engaging and inviting people into relationships, such as by friendship and professional association, is the best way to tap into that potential. It’s our hope that it will lead to deeper productivity, harmony, and affinity.
Join in as an individual, family or community partner; helping make meaningful companionship, acceptance, and industry. Being involved in social and community groups are the most basic and natural application of your potential and individuality.… a common sense approach, either from the personal standpoint or the organizational. Make friendships, associations or partnerships with many individuals, groups, and stakeholders.
For example, non-partisan non-profits, religious groups, sports teams, book clubs, business and trade association, and other group activities. Make a difference. Impress yourself — as well as others — with the power of meaningful work and accomplishment.
VALUES & CONCEPTS
✮ Activists organize a community to make public requests; call for position statements to be heard; protest non-compliance and lack of representation; strategize and raise grassroots participation in order to empower specific social change.
✮ Mobilizing community members to various tasks are immediate goals; but, the ultimate purpose is to foster staying power and bring people together people to effect a specific social change. Realization and commitment are to be made to a long-term strategy and plan with repeated turnout. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure good faith; retained and repeated participation; as well equitable empowerment.
✮ Advocating for others who are unable to represent their own interest is not a fixed or established practice unto itself; whereas, it must consider ways to get less empowered individuals and groups to speak for themselves, developing new leadership and voices.
✮ Social movement building recognizes diverse participation, short versus long term commitments, as well as overall trends. A coalition is to be constantly developed that represents a community of individual activists; local to national organizations; advocacy groups, and so on. Democratic representation includes diverse structure, as well as multiple and conflicting points of view.
✮ Organizing groups, raising grassroots participation and ensuring collective action are paramount to the provision of any services.
✮ Community development is brought about with the consensus of community stakeholders in its various areas of shared public interest; therein, outlining strategic objectives and priorities, as well as planning and tasking. Individual residents and private businesses work with government professionals and public institutions; non-profit neighborhood and business associations; plus, other stakeholder groups to develop community initiatives and policies.
Empowering residents and small businesses are vital roles of community developers, especially in changing neighborhoods, impoverished areas, and districts that require better skills for public collaboration. The primary goals are to enhance social and economic networking; reduce conflict and struggle; build upon strengths; optimize collective knowledge and experience; address impediments caused by inequity and power; and, ultimately, solve community challenges.
✮ Nonpolitical forums must be created that address community issues with utmost integrity and holistic outlook. Meetings, discussions, and panels, etc. are to be diversely scheduled and structured to best help people meet regularly; create agendas; engage with each other and strategize plans, tasks, objectives and priorities; and, ultimately, reach decisive consensuses and solutions. Forums are to be open to a diverse range of opinions, while still in keeping with the organization’s shared and general areas of advocacy; plus uphold the principal mission and purpose; values and concepts; and common strategies. A collective but singular voice must be made and then delegated appropriately to a representative authority. That voice is entrusted to represent, gain power and resources for the organization’s members as well as for greater stakeholders in the community.
✮ Community benefit and voluntary effort are the primary values that shall override personal privileges, gains, and coerced means; such as to prevent conflict of interest. All activities are foremost and primarily for the community’s social and economic benefit, which is in common with the principal goals of the organization and its activities; its protection and well being of its membership; the integrity of its programs, and the duties of its public commitments, etc. Thereby, secondary interests, such as for personal financial gains; professional advancement; the favors of associates; etc. are to be restricted and disclosed. Public outreach is included in the primary values and responsibilities, recognizing those who are not necessarily organizational members. These values and concepts ensure the evolution, renewal, and integrity of the organization, as well as its relationship at large.
METHODOLOGY & TOOLS:
Actions, projects, and participation (APPs) are the very methodology and tools by which Stakeholders SGV considers an elongated process and strategy; whereas, that’s from more immediate and short term planning and tasking to more long-term objectives and priorities. All APPs are based on a collective and holistic set of values and concepts, which are representative of Stakeholders SGV’s areas of advocacy.
Begin by reviewing our Main Areas of Advocacy & Application and choosing your primary interest and starting point:
- ACTIONS, PROJECTS, PARTICIPATION (as outlined on this page)
- COMMUNITY PLANNING & DESIGN
- HERITAGE PRESERVATION
- CONSERVATION ECOLOGY
- PUBLIC SAFETY & CARE SERVICES