Powerful Roles – Part 1 – Serving as a Civic Trustee & Serving as a Solutions Advocate
Part I: Serving as a Civic Trustee & Serving as a Solutions Advocate
See: Citizen Power, Chapter 8 & Chapter 9; see also Civic Trustee Handbook in appendix
This video contains information about:
- Serving as a Civic Trustee: Civic Trusts are groups of citizens who work together to advance solutions for their cities and towns in a non-partisan no-blame environment. Trustees take the Civic Pledge to leave their community and country better than they found them by offering practical, evidence-based solutions.
- In monthly Civic Trust Solution Sessions, Trustees work together to identify pressing problems & research solutions. Trustees serve for 1-3 years.
- Civic Trusts share successful solutions on the National Solutions Sharing Platform.
- For more, including the Civic Trust Handbook, see: https://thecitizenscampaign.org/citizen-leadership-roles/role-civic-trustee-citizen-leadership/
- Serving as a Solutions Advocate: solutions advocates find and promote evidence-based, cost-effective, successful solutions to decision-makers and the general public. This can impact and elevate the political and governmental climate.
- Solutions Advocates can use social media to raise awareness of issues
- They can bring research to the media to help cover an issue better.
- Solutions Advocates can work with Civic Trusts for greater impact.