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The Community Led Impact Partnerships (CLIP) process was developed to address a number of issues related to community focussed change and development:

  • There are many toolkits and websites with amazing tools and descriptions of community change and economic development  BUT there seemed to be a lack of a simple, flexible but rigorous process that would provide a step by step guide for creating community-led change
  • A large percentage of change at the community level was being lead by government or institutions, who were increasingly using co-design and collaboration with community, BUT were still largely top-down in nature with the community as a junior partner
  • There is a world-wide demand for communities to step up more and depend less on government and institutions to drive grass-roots change as these bodies are increasingly constrained in terms of budget, resources and available people to effectively (and promptly) address problems and opportunities facing communities

CLIP has researched widely to find the best of the expertise, methodologies and real-world experience that have gone into  CLIP Impact Field Guide.

The key players in developing the CLIP process are:

Peter Murden.

Peter is the Regional Development Manager for the Cradle Coast Authority in Tasmania’s North West, and plays a key role in regional / economic planning and development and regional leadership, innovation and capability building.

He has over 20 years’ experience in management and development roles in local and regional and state government. Prior to working for government, he spent 10 years in sports management and development.

Peter is passionate about place based / community led forms of development, particularly in rural and regional Australia. A key area of focus is identifying and supporting innovation leaders and change-makers to develop locally owned strategies that strengthen the development potential of our communities and places.

Peter’s extensive research into and use of community led change initiatives has provided the deep  understanding of the expertise, methodologies and real-world experience, that informs the CLIP Impact Field Guide.

Owen Tilbury.

Owen has been a development consultant for over 30 years working with businesses, regions and communities, using materials, tools and software he developed.

He is a certified business network broker, a supply chain partnership facilitator, marketer, market researcher and family business advisor. His firm won the Royal Australian Planning Institute Merit Award for Community Planning. He is a company director and board member on not-for-profit boards.

He and wife, Helen, with 80 community volunteers, founded and run the Tasmanian Breath Of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival, with the mantra to use film to inspire positive change. The festival has inspired community led change projects in the area of smart cities, innovation and community development. BOFA founded and runs the Innovative Tasmania Awards with categories across business, community, government and environment. BOFA has won awards for Outstanding Event and for Building Communities.

Robert Woolf.

Robert has over 20 years experience as a service designer bringing people and information together to make sense of complex problems.

He is the founder of Made Open, a web platform that addresses the lack of collaboration between organisations and communities. Made Open is utilised by communities in England, Wales and Australia (Tasmania). A new feature called the Community Exchange will enable individuals, groups and organisations to exchange earned or donated credits for community-based goods and services (aka timebanking). Users will earn credits from “impact volunteering”, and also pledge money and materials that meet community needs.

Robert is currently leading a number of transformation projects in the UK focused on reducing preventable demand for services in the public sector, building better connected communities and fostering new kinds of collaborations between government, statutory organisations, business, not-for-profits and local residents themselves.