COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION CANVAS
How to know your community better
We all know that people are different. They have different interests, skills and time available. However, even the most busy person needs to have a chance to participate in the project. To design a proper engagement strategy, we need to understand the participants and know how they prefer to contribute to the project.
How can you get to know your participating citizens in just a single activity?
The Community Contribution Canvas is an amusing activity that you can easily implement to gather information about your participants during a co-creation workshop or large event. Not only will it allow you to know how and to what extent they want to participate in the project, but you will also know the skills and knowledge they have and that you can leverage to develop the project activities.
Download the toolbox
We share with you some resources that can be useful to carry out this activity.
Discover the tool in action!
Read the case study and understand how this tool has been used in a real citizen science project.
My contribution would be...
CitieS-Health Barcelona Pilot and others projects
This is an activity that is usually done at the start of the project and could be run during a workshop or event. It enables to negotiate and establish the levels of contribution across participating citizens. These generally vary with respect to: level of participation (be informed, participate in workshops, contribute to dissemination, host a sensor); time available to dedicate to the pilot; resources that can be brought into the pilot (e.g. physical spaces, network); relevant skills (e.g. data analysis, programming, communication). The tool offers different levels of contribution to the pilot across these four dimensions.
Collectively understand and establish the level of commitment of each participant to the pilot.
Gain a better understanding of the skills and resources of your community.