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Up To Date

How Organizations Are Engaging Our Community

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Alyson Raletz
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KCUR

Every government, non-profit or business has to find some way to gauge what a community needs or wants from them. But how do you figure it out?

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk about what community engagement means to a local government official and a director of community engagement at a non-profit. We also take a look at how they talk with community members and how the information they get helps shape their organizations’ budgets, programs and other critical functions.

To try your hand at making a budget, check out Johnson county's budget simulator.

Guests:

  • Hannes Zacharias, Johnson County Manager
  • Ron Jones, director of community engagement at KCUR

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Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.