SMBI Listeners Inc.
SMBI Listeners Inc.
“Owned by locals, listening to locals, for locals.”
SMBI Listeners Inc. was formally established in October 2020.
We are a group of people who represent the best of the SMBI community. We are creative, respectful and trustworthy. We are passionate about deep listening, helping others, and bringing a nuanced perspective to the table of decision makers. Our primary focus is on children aged 0-8 years and their families who reside on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, and supporting community, services and stakeholders to work together to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for the 740+ families who live here.
We are the experts of what our community’s barriers are and what solutions may help solve them. Due to being isolated, many services have been unavailable or inaccessible, so community members support each other through many challenges and we are all stronger for it.
If you would like to find out more about the SMBI Initiative, please watch the four-part Platform C case study that has been created with the SMBI Listeners team and community. Each episode is mapped to a phase of the Collaborative Change Cycle and we share the approaches, collaborations, activities, goals and experiences of the initiative.
SMBI Listeners Inc. would like to pass on our thanks to Collaboration for Impact, through their Platform C project, for giving us the opportunity to record this early look into our work.
To advance social and public welfare by providing benevolent relief to people in need, suffering, or who are disadvantaged due to poverty, illness, disability, remoteness, isolation, social disadvantage or some other form of disadvantage or need.
* Listen to and actively build relationships among SMBI residents to ensure their voices and concerns are heard and received in order to identify general and particular community needs and relief that may be required;
* Advocate for SMBI residents to help ensure necessary services are responsive and adaptive to changing needs;
* Coordinate and facilitate projects, and relief and support efforts within the community that aim to build a vibrant, connected and resilient SMBI community; and
* Do any other thing that is ancillary or incidental to these goals
Do you have a burning passion for our SMBI community? Both paid and volunteer positions may be available. Contact us for more information by emailing [email protected]
SMBI Listeners Inc. is committed to the SMBI Ways Of Working framework which aligns to the strategic plan and theory of change. We are building capacity in the community to respond to their own needs. We are transitioning from predetermined solutions to enabling the local nomination, articulation and prioritisation of concrete problems to be solved.
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Ensuring community voices and lived experiences are integrated into all stages of implementation. We will work together with government with the ultimate vision of identifying how the SMBI community can be involved in shaping policy responses and investment prior to any solutions being implemented in community.
The Collective Impact Framework is designed to tackle complex social problems requiring systems change and innovation by bringing many diverse partners together around a common goal.
The Harwood Approach is a community strengthening and empowerment methodology that enables the community to drive change in their environment and circumstances in collaboration with the service sector. This approach strengthens the Collective Impact Framework by effectively empowering community within the process.
Our SMBI Listeners Inc. Team
Get to know the SMBI Listeners Inc. team.