An advisory committee, in a community context, is a structure often formal but non-decisionmaking in which the mandate consists of giving advice, of formulating opinions, or of making recommendations on questions where the topic affects the community. In general, advisory committee members are volunteers.
Putting an advisory committee in place can be a good way to involve and engage the community in your organization’s work. However, not all advisory committees are engaged, functional, and effective! This basic guide offers tips that will help community organizations use best practices for creating advisory
committees as an element of supporting community engagement. The guide may be useful to others as well.
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