When it comes to making change, we are most influenced by friends, family members, and people with whom we work and worship. Building community involves creating the spaces where ideas can spread, people can be inspired, and the seeds of action can be sown. This work lays the deep and enduring, person-to-person foundation for change.
There are as many ways to build community as there are individuals who are inspired to connect people and ideas. Here are some tools and ideas to get you started:
Host an event :: Gathering people together in face-to-face settings is enormously poweful.
Spread the word through social networks :: Online communities can be powerful places to share concerns and mobilize action.
Connect with the PAN community :: Find a PAN Partner in or near your town; find out who’s involved and what they’re working on. Bring a neighbor or friend with you to volunteer for a few hours. Bring your concerns, good ideas and energy along as well.