In 2017 we talked to the community about its priority areas. Now we want to build on that research by generating ideas for addressing these priority areas throughout Hancock County. The Community Foundation will once again partner with United Way of Hancock County to host Community Conversations, a listening and research initiative. Our goal is to hear from more than 1,000 community members over one week in the spring of 2020.
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Gather a group of friends, family, neighbors or coworkers and host a conversation. This is your chance to have your voice heard on important social issues in our community.
Conversations typically take between 60 and 90 minutes.Host a Conversation >
You're welcome to attend any of the public conversations held around Hancock County over the week.
Dates will be announced soon.
Compensation: $500 to be distributed once all responsibilities are completed. Will be distributed as either a Visa Gift Card or a donation to a charitable fund of the organizer’s choosing at The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.
Summary: The Community Organizer assists in planning and facilitating conversations involving one or several communities. A Community Organizer will work with their defined community (rural or city) and gather groups to hold conversations (youth groups, agriculture community, etc.). This position will work late January through the week of conversations.
Qualifications: The ideal candidates will have experience bringing members of a community together to complete a task, coordinating large events, a wide network to draw upon to populate the conversation(s), and the ability to attract a large number of individuals within the assigned community to participate.Apply Now >
Compensation: $25 for each conversation facilitated with at least 8-10 participants. Will be distributed as either a Visa Gift Card or a donation to a charitable fund of the facilitator's choosing at The Findlay-Hancock County Community after all conversations are completed.
Summary: The Conversation Facilitator leads conversations throughout the community. Responsibilities include leading participants through a structured process, ensuring each voice is heard and given appropriate time to share ideas, safeguarding against individuals or groups dominating the conversations, and remaining unbiased by refraining from inserting their own thoughts or ideas into the conversations.
Prior to conversations:
Qualifications: The ideal candidates will have experience facilitating groups in a process or conversation. Candidates should be able to lead without bias or inserting their own opinions or ideas.
Compensation: This is an uncompensated volunteer position. Service hours can be recorded if needed.
Summary: The Conversation Note Taker will take detailed notes during each of the Community Conversations. They will ensure the thoughts of the group are accurately recorded and returned to be combined with notes from all conversations
Qualifications: The ideal candidates will have experience taking notes on a conversation with multiple participants. Ability to take notes without injecting personal opinions or beliefs is necessary.