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Community Stakeholder List

Working on Community project? Need to identify your stakeholders? When running a community project, it's essential to identify and engage with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to ensure that the project meets its goals and addresses the needs of the community. This list is focused on Community projects, some generic roles are listed but for a fuller generic checklist see stakeholder list. Use this list as a starting point for Local Community Stakeholder Analysis or as a useful checklist to identify additional stakeholders.

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  • Care Services: Organizations or entities that provide health, social, or personal care to individuals in the community, including elderly care facilities, home care providers, and specialized care centers.
  • Community Leaders: Individuals who have influence or hold key positions within the community. This could include religious leaders, council members, and prominent local figures.
  • Cultural and Heritage Groups: Organizations focused on preserving local history, traditions, and cultures.
  • Developers: Individuals or companies involved in the design, construction, and sale of real estate projects. They play a key role in shaping the physical infrastructure and landscape of a community.
  • Educational Institutions: Local schools, colleges, and universities which may have a vested interest in the project or can provide resources or collaboration (see stakeholders in schools).
  • Environmental Groups: Organizations or individuals concerned with local environmental issues, especially if the project has environmental implications.
  • Feedback Groups: Regular community members or selected groups who can provide ongoing feedback during the project's duration.
  • Funding and Grant Organizations: Those providing financial support or resources for the project.
  • Government Workers: Employees of local, state, or national government agencies who work within or for the community. Their roles can range from administrative tasks to policy development and public service provision.
  • Healthcare Providers: Local clinics, hospitals, or health-focused organizations, especially if the project impacts public health.
  • Homeless and Traveler Communities: Groups or individuals who might not have a permanent residence in the traditional sense. This includes the homeless population, as well as traveling or nomadic communities that may pass through or temporarily reside in the area.
  • Internal Team Members: Those involved in the planning, execution, and management of the project.
  • Law Enforcement and Emergency Services: Local police, fire department, and emergency medical services.
  • Local Authorities: City or town councils, municipal departments, and other local government bodies.
  • Local Businesses: Enterprises and business owners in the area who might benefit from or be impacted by the project.
  • Local Media: Newspapers, radio stations, TV channels, and digital media platforms that cover local news and events.
  • Local Residents: Those who live in or near the project area and who may be directly affected by it.
  • Non-profit Organizations: NGOs or charities that might have a stake or interest in the project's objectives or outcomes.
  • People Traveling Through the Community: Individuals who aren’t residents but pass through the community for various reasons, such as work commute, transportation hubs, or as a route to another destination. Their experience and needs can differ from those of permanent residents.
  • Property Owners and Landlords: Especially if the project involves changes to property values or land use.
  • Property Tenants and Leaseholders: Individuals or businesses that lease or rent property within the community. Unlike property owners, they might not have long-term investment in the area but still have a stake in its immediate well-being and development.
  • Regulatory and Compliance Bodies: Organizations or government agencies that oversee the standards and regulations relevant to the project.
  • Religious Institutions: Churches, mosques, temples, and other places of worship within the community.
  • Service Providers: Entities that might provide essential services for the project, such as utilities, transportation, or communication services.
  • Special Interest Groups: These could range from sports clubs to art collectives, depending on the nature of your project.
  • Suppliers and Contractors: Those who provide materials, equipment, or services essential for the project.
  • Support Groups: Organizations or gatherings that provide emotional, social, or practical help to specific groups of people. Examples include groups for mental health, addiction recovery, bereavement, or chronic illnesses.
  • Tourists and Visitors: Individuals visiting the community temporarily for leisure, business, or other reasons. They contribute to the local economy and their perception can influence the community’s reputation.
  • Transportation Agencies: If the project impacts local transportation, consider stakeholders like bus companies, railway services, and transportation departments.
  • Utility Providers: Companies or agencies responsible for the provision and maintenance of essential services like water and electricity. Their operations directly impact daily living and the overall functionality of the community.
  • Volunteers: Those who contribute their time and effort without expecting monetary compensation.
  • Waste Collection and Recycling: Entities responsible for the collection, disposal, and processing of waste and recyclable materials. Their operations affect the cleanliness, environmental sustainability, and health standards of the community.
  • Youth and Senior Groups: Organizations that represent the interests of younger and older community members respectively.

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