You are the manager of a small charity and have got a great idea for a new project that would help people in your local area. You approach the person responsible for your sector at the local council, and they say: “That sounds great, we’re running another round of voluntary sector grants next year, why don’t you apply?”
Alternatively, you are an informal group of people who use an NHS service and have got some practical ideas about how things could be improved. You approach the person responsible for involvement (if you can find out who they are). They inform you that there’s a meeting in a few weeks where you can provide your feedback on the latest strategic plan.
Continued at The Guardian Public Leaders Network.