Develop Plan


   Community Map 

A fast way to capture and prioritize stakeholders.

Session Length: 45+ minutes Group Size: 8+ people Prep Time: 10-20+ minutes


Early in the process, Community Map identifies all the impacted or interested stakeholders.


Bring a thorough understanding of who your stakeholders are, how they will be impacted, and how to interface with them throughout the process. Develop a clearer prioritization of individuals to work with and engage.


STEP 1: Identify all the potential allies, audiences, and influencers for the topic. These may be individuals, organizations, or groups.

STEP 2: Write their names in the circles below – some may fit into more than one category.

STEP 3: Identify which individuals are the primary contact for any individuals or groups identified on the map, if applicable.

STEP 4: Identify which individuals on the map are most important. Determine how best to connect and build relationships with them.

STEP 5: Talk to these people to help refine your ideas, or figure out how to fold them into your research process later to validate your work.

Community Map Tool |Worksheet

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