"Grassroots Solutions was hired by the Bush Foundation to undertake an engagement audit in Minnesota and more limited scans in North Dakota and South Dakota.
The purpose of the audit and scans was to explore lessons from applicable community engagement and problem solving efforts, to identify available engagement resources, and to examine barriers.
The audit process was designed to help answer three fundamental questions:
◦ What does it mean to engage communities to solve problems online and offline?
◦ How do you support community engagement efforts online and offline?
◦ How do you connect and engage individuals and civic institutions with the tools and spaces that the Bush Foundation is creating to ensure that they are accessed to maximum effect?
This report contains the findings from the engagement audit interviews. It preceded the development of an engagement plan. The plan was informed by the these findings, as well as other relevant research and information collected by Wilder Research and graduate students from the Humphrey Institute."