Ensure You are Welcome

If a community expresses interest in collaboration, accept their invitation to collaborate or request one if a formal invitation has not been extended. Just as you wouldn’t move into someone’s home uninvited, you should not move into a community without their permission. This invitation is an important step that fosters mutual respect and understanding. If overlooked or assumed, it can damage relationships and sabotage the best intentions. 

Make sure people are inviting you in. Don’t just assume people want you to come and help them. Have a lot of conversations and when they’re ready and they ask you, then formalize that request.
— Emily Fielding, Maui Nui

Ensure You are Welcome

Ensure You are Welcome

Be Clear on What You Bring - And What You Don't

Be Clear on What You Bring - And What You Don't

Nurture   Relationships and Partnerships

Nurture Relationships and Partnerships

Identify Committed Influential Community Leaders

Identify Committed Influential Community Leaders

Establish a Shared Vision

Establish a Shared Vision

Work Within the Communities Timeframe

Work Within the Communities Timeframe