Nonprofit Consulting Services for Community Engagement
Community voice and engagement is at the heart of nonprofit consulting services for McNary Group. We value empowered and informed decision making, inclusion of marginalized voices, space for storytelling about the history and experience of those involved, respect for community, trust building with all stakeholders, commitment to the promises made, access to the process for all, accurately depicting the public’s role, and reflecting back what we have heard. Our community engagement process plans for the needs of all of the stakeholders we engage, not just the ones with the power of the purse or the gavel.
This approach creates an inclusive process for McNary clients, which ultimately leads to a strong, supported, sustainable community vision. Finally, we believe in great facilitation, which can be an overlooked yet essential feature to productive meetings. This means we will plan for translation or elimination of professional jargon / acronyms, build in a lot of listening, and proactively work through difficult subjects. We utilize many methods to bring voices to the conversation and are committed to cultural responsiveness, combating implicit bias and institutionalized racism, positive youth engagement, and a trauma informed approach.