One of the most effective things you can do to strengthen your dialogue to change program is to create an accurate process for documenting and evaluating the entire effort. Dialogue participants, grant-making foundations, public officials, news media, and other people who can help you expand, strengthen, and institutionalize the dialogue to change program in your community will all want to know about your efforts and their impact.

Download a comprehensive handout on our Dialogue to Change process.


Young people’s involvement and leadership is central to creating sustainable community change. But many community groups run into problems when they try to engage young people in their work. Here, we lay out solutions to some of the most common issues.
Use these steps to document and evaluate the process and outcomes from your dialogue to change programs.            

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.