The Idea Wheel method can generate a lot of ideas and help prioritisation in short time. The tool was originally created to come up with solutions to issues and trends that companies are facing but has since been used in numerous processes and situations to generate ideas. For example, the tool can be used to work with residents to come up with solutions to challenges that their village is facing. This well-structured approach ensures that you end up with plenty of ideas without your brainstorming workshop ending in chaos.Read more
The sustainizability model consists of six domains - each with their typical characteristics, values, and standards - each of which can ideally be considered in the planning of any initiative. The model’s advantage is to link various initiatives in a structured way – and bring the relevant expertise related to these for a more integrated approach. The idea is that during a first phase people need to work in the “six siloes” according to their relevant expertise, and then brought together for a more integrated approach.Read more
The ‘Website appraisal and communication planning tool’ has been developed with the aim to help local communities assessing their own website and communication tools that can be the basis of taking further actions for improving the website and communication strategy of a local community.
The tool can help to take the first steps in developing a comprehensive communication strategy, through considering various communication tools from internal to external communication.
The ‘Plugging the Leaks’ tool is used to bring local people together to discuss their local community wealth and self-sufficiency, to help them understand how the money circulates in their local economy and how quickly it leaves (leaks). Through a series of workshop activities local people learn how to address these leaky issues and develop ideas and projects to strengthen the economy of their area by keeping the money circulating locally for longer.Read more