Community Wealth Building
Resilient Resident Civic Engagement Compensation Program
Creating Sustainable Outcomes by Investing in Community Leaderships Development
The Resilient Resident Lindsay Heights Civic Engagement Compensation Program. The Resilient Resident LHCEC program is an innovative way for Lindsay Heights residents to gain recognition and financial compensation for their challenging work and dedicated effort. This program was developed to give community members who may be retired, in transition between jobs or not have access to traditional employment a more equitable way to earn income and sustain civic engagement.
The process begins with residents demonstrating a talent or skill that is transferable to other residents or services needed and desired by them. For a project to be approved, the resident leader of the proposed project must receive approval from Walnut Way's Board, executive director or have support from at least ten Lindsay Heights residents as sponsors willing to engage in the project activity. These names must be included in a proposal outlining the project, activity description, timeline for facilitation, and “proof of work” methods must be maintained for each program activity conducted and sustained. The key to success is confirming participation and collaboration for your project from your fellow Lindsay Heights Residents.
In addition to listing supporters of the project, facilitators must also provide evidence of their hard work in the form of sign in sheets, testimonial surveys, zoom virtual video recordings, photos, and receipts for any approved expenses associated with the project. This proof of work will be used as back-up documentation submitted with invoices on Bill.com, the online billing and payment system used for the Resilient Resident LHCEC program.
For resident leaders unable to participate due to barriers related to Bill.com, they can designate an individual project partner from the Lindsay Heights, that is able to register on Bill.com to submit invoices and receive payments for completed civic engagement work.
Project Submission Forms
Civic Engagement Compensation Program sign-up forms will be available online in first week of February 2023, initial submissions will be received and evaluated by a committee of Lindsay Heights residents responsible for administering the Resilient Resident LHCEC program. These individuals are tasked with reviewing facilitator proposals, determining performance value based on participants' experience, and approving projects up to $_____ per year, per resident involved.
Through this thorough evaluation process and proof of work requirement, Walnut Way is able ensure that only resident-approved projects are being conducted by Resilient Residents who are compensated fairly for their time and effort spent engaging with those around them in their community.
Overall, the Lindsey Heights Resilient Resident LHCEC program provides much needed recognition and financial reward for projects that benefit the community while simultaneously equipping those within it with meaningful skills that could translate into further employment opportunities down the line if desired by individuals involved. By setting standards such as proof-of-work requirements and limiting financial compensation up to $__________ a year per resident involved, Walnut Way promotes civic engagement while also preventing exploitation of those willing participating in activities beneficial to their community.
Steps to Resident-led Program or Project Implementation
Key Steps for Participation – At a glance
1. Assess your talent
2. Get the support of others to help make your project happen
3. Submit a proposal for your project
4. Receive approval
5. Complete training on how to use the website Bill.com
6. Start your project and get paid for all the work you do!
7. Keep track of everything so that you can show how valuable your project was
8. Finally, receive payment for all your hard work!
The process of engaging a community resident in Lindsay Heights requires careful consideration and planning, as well as the development of relationships with neighbors to participate and provide insight into successful methods for doing so. Assessing one's skills, creativity, and passion for connecting with the community is key - these are essential elements that should be considered when creating a project plan.
Once an idea is formed, it is important to get approval from the executive director or at least ten Lindsay Heights residents to show that the project has been thoroughly vetted by the initiator and community members. To gain approval for any associated expenses incurred, it is also necessary to provide evidence of completion such as sign in sheets, surveys, interviews and Zoom recordings. This proof of work will be used by a committee of Lindsay Heights residents responsible for administering the Resilient Resident LHCEC program to evaluate each application fairly and accurately.
The next step is to submit all relevant information along with (online form) a detailed report outlining how the project was conducted, what impact it had on those involved and any associated expenses approved. This helps ensure transparency throughout the entire process while also providing assurance that only valuable projects will be rewarded with compensation. All applicants must receive an orientation through Bill.com to understand how this platform works and what methods can be used to receive funds efficiently. The orientation will be provided by the Walnut Way accounting team.
Before starting their program, all participants should prepare a plan and method to keep track of all evidence associated with work completed during each session or event to demonstrate value received for activities conducted throughout their project.
If applicable, any compensation exceeding $5,000 must first be approved by Walnut Way’s Board of Directors before being paid out; residents can arrange a meeting directly with the Walnut Way Board until when the Lindsay Heights NID Board is elected. Finally - once all requirements have been met - applicants can receive their compensation! As always, it is important to thank those who attended events, participated in surveys, or interviewed you during your process; acknowledging their support helps foster relationships within your community while showing appreciation which creates an atmosphere conducive to collaboration between diverse groups moving forward.
Key steps outline in the process
1. Develop a project proposal that is beneficial to the Lindsay Heights community. This is important because it gives the facilitator an opportunity to highlight their skills, creativity, and passion for engaging with their community.
2. Obtain approval from either executive director or at least five Lindsay Heights residents for the project. This step ensures that all projects have been vetted by the facilitator and at least five community members before being approved for compensation.
3. Collect evidence of project completion such as sign in sheets, testimonial surveys, zoom recordings, photos and receipts related to any approved expenses associated with the project. This proof of work will be used as part of a review process by a committee of Lindsay Heights residents responsible for administering the Resilient Resident LHCEC program to ensure that all projects are meeting standards and are providing value to their participants.
4. Submit completed evidence of work along with a detailed report outlining how the project was conducted and what impact it had on those involved to the committee for review and evaluation. Having all relevant information clearly laid out makes it easier for committee members to evaluate each application fairly and accurately so that only valuable projects are rewarded with compensation.
5. Request payment through Bill.com. Using the platform can make receiving payments easier while also avoiding any potential scams or fraudulent activity associated with other forms of payment processing platforms.
6. Take advantage of additional resources provided by Walnut Way such as workshops covering topics like grant writing and financial literacy which can help further develop existing skills while learning valuable information about how best leverage your gifts and talents.
7. Stay active within your community after completing your project! Participating in civic engagement activities allows you to meet new people, learn more about your area, extend your professional network, and potentially acquire new skills related fields such as advocacy or public speaking.
8. Consider joining Walnut Way’s volunteer-run Leadership Council which allows community members access to leadership opportunities and further develop their skills through activities like leading sessions at local schools or organizing special events.
9. Leverage social media outlets like Facebook or Instagram when promoting upcoming events or completing post-project wrap ups in order reach a wider audience. Social media can also help build relationships with people from different areas who could provide great insight into successful methods for engaging your neighbors in Lindsay Heights!
10. Lastly, always thank those who attended events, participated in surveys, interviewed you, etc. during your process! Acknowledging those who supported you throughout this experience can help foster relationships within your community while also showing appreciation which helps create an atmosphere conducive to collaboration between different people/groups moving