Building Trust in Community Collaborations

Author: Centre for Connected Communities Staff
Date Uploaded: February 28th 2019
Updated: April 18th 2021
Resource Type:   Article
Content Level:   Light
10 Keys :   Make Community Building Visual, Embrace the Messiness
Themes:   Emergence
Trust is about relationships. The process of building strong, open, and trusting relationships should be an outcome of a connected community initiative, as an important foundation to achieving other deliverables and outputs.

A community backbone organization (CBO) can facilitate collaborative trust by convening, catalyzing co-creating, aligning, facilitating, building capacity, listening, learning, and sharing in order to build community. The functions of a CBO can be carried out by an organization but also by an individual that is participating in an initiative that would benefit from this approach.
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