COMMUNITY & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Deepening connections to your community

To be useful to its community and play a visible role in civic life, a museum must know and engage its stakeholders whether they are educators, business people, funders, or community organizations. Vergeront Museum Planning helps museums explore the interests and expectations of key stakeholders and identify effective strategies for engaging them.

Stakeholder Interviews involve one-on-one discussions with representatives from key constituencies to probe perceptions and expectations in critical areas.

Focus Groups
bring together stakeholders to explore their perspectives on designated topics that can inform museum decision-making.

Community Engagement Strategies
shape approaches for actively involving stakeholders, strengthening their relationship with the museum, and deepening community support.

Community & Civic Engagement planning can be undertaken as a stand-alone project or as the first phase in a larger comprehensive strategic planning project.