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
- 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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