Stories from the Coast: Why hadn’t we thought of this before? (Part 3)

Written by Natalie Alexander Continued from part 2: After identifying and assessing the needs of parents with young children, members of the library committee engaged in some collaborative discussions with the local kindergarten and primary school to develop some educational workshops for parents. Benefits multiply Thousands of dollars were saved thanks to the dedication of the… Continue reading Stories from the Coast: Why hadn’t we thought of this before? (Part 3)

Stories from the Coast: Why hadn’t we thought of this before? (Part 2)

Written by Natalie Alexander The practice of community building is one that creates a sense of place through the joint action of citizens who work together with a common interest.  Community is all about the people and a healthy community is socially connected. The ongoing commitment to build community through joint action is a credit… Continue reading Stories from the Coast: Why hadn’t we thought of this before? (Part 2)

Stories from the Coast: Igniting the Fire of Collaboration

“Igniting the Fire of Collaboration Between Small Community Organisations” By Natalie Alexander as told by Tracy Sharp 02/10/14 Equity Works is a small but rapidly growing community service organisation based on the Sunshine Coast.  The organisation commenced when parents from a local special school banded together and lobbied the local government for funding for a… Continue reading Stories from the Coast: Igniting the Fire of Collaboration