What do we mean by formal public reporting processes?
___It is conducted on a regular basis
___It is based on consistent measures
___It includes suggestions for adjustment and change in order to improve the effort
___It allows for feedback from its audience
___It continues throughout the life of the effort
Why create formal public reporting processes?
___To involve the community and garner support
___To bring the issue to the fore and raise the profile of the effort
___To hold the effort accountable
___To keep track of progress
___To collect new ideas for the effort
___To be open and transparent
Who should be involved in creating formal public reporting processes?
___Those who are most affected by the issue, and who would therefore stand to benefit from a successful effort
___Local and other relevant officials
___The business community
___Community activists, particularly those who have been involved with the issue at hand
___Those who might see changes in their work if the effort gains momentum
___Those who will actually implement the effort
When should you create formal public reporting processes?
___When community support is needed
___When there are questions about the effort
___When the issue that the effort addresses has reached, or threatens to reach, dangerous proportions
___To alert the community to one or more issues that need addressing, and to the fact that something is being done about them
How do you create formal public reporting processes?
___Assemble a representative group to plan the reporting process
___Define the aim of the reporting process
___Consult with and collect information from stakeholders and others who would benefit from and/or could contribute to the public reporting process
___Identify and prioritize the various audiences you want to reach, and what types of messages and information each might receive
___Understand the interests and preferred communication methods of those the report is aimed at
___Tailor your reporting to each audience you want to reach
___Plan an ongoing communications campaign that includes annual reports
___Test your communications and public reports with their intended audiences during development
___Assess and address public opinion about the effort
___Educate public officials about the issues and the effort
___Implement the communication and reporting campaign
___Encourage your intended audiences to use the reports to carry the effort further
___Continue the reporting and communications campaign over the life of the effort