Tales of Tools and Tactics: Hold a 3Qs meeting

Tools and Tactics are replicable templates Connectors can use to multiply and amplify action and collaboration in their communities. We find they also make for great stories about people all over the world who are promoting good in interesting ways.

The goal of a 3Qs meeting is to surface people’s intentions by inviting them to share their answers to three short questions (the 3Qs):
  1. What do you care about/what do you want to do for the common good?
  2. What’s stopping you or getting in your way?
  3. What would help you take the next step?

Wherever you are, you can do the 3Qs as a one-time exercise to engage people in your community and find out what inspires or concerns them. Or you can make it a regular event—a way for people to connect in person and inspire follow-up.

Some Teams find the 3Qs especially good as a getting-to-know-you exercise at their first meeting. Below, Connector Ashifa Sarkar Vasi of Baton Rouge, Louisiana tells us about her experience when her Team did the 3Qs:

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Ashifa Sarkar Vasi

Q: What are some particular memories you have of doing the 3Qs exercise with your Team?

A: I had not really thought about how it would go. I went to the meeting expecting anything since I did not know my fellow Connectors. It was a surprisingly easy and comfortable meeting that set wheels in motion for ongoing conversations and meetings.

I remember that towards the end, despite our differences in passions, we all felt a sense of common desire to improve our local communities and the lives around us. And that it was a wonderful feeling to find like-minded individuals. We may be called Connectors, but that meeting connected us to each other in a powerful way.

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