Mer Joyce, Founder and Principal of Do Big Good
Practical Guidance and Peer Support
If you’re attending this training, you already know that inclusive decision-making means those most affected by a decision have the most power to make it. Your organization is starting to make decisions in this new way… and you’re finding it’s tough.
In this session, we’ll provide guidance — and learn from one another — about how to co-design inclusive decisions and navigate their challenges. Topics will include:
- How to co-design decision-making processes with stakeholders
- How to identify which voices to center
- How to balance inclusion and efficiency
- How to compensate stakeholders for their time
- What to do if you invite stakeholders and they don’t attend
About Mer Joyce
Mer (pronounced “mair”) Joyce is the Founder and Principal of Do Big Good, a Seattle-based firm that trains and facilitates inclusive decisions. Mer has committed her life to social change innovation. She was New Media Operations Manager on President Obama’s 2008 campaign, led the creation of the 2010 book, and managed a first-of-its-kind activism data set as a fellow of the National Science Foundation.
Mer has collaborated with nonprofits, foundations, think tanks, and firms in North America, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, including the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, the Open Government Partnership, Microsoft, and Google.
Her graduate studies in Public Policy and Communication and undergraduate studies in History and Africana Studies were at the Harvard Kennedy School, the University of Washington, Vassar, and the University of Ghana. Having also lived in Morocco, Chile, and India, Mer now lives in Seattle, where she enjoys biking and intentional communities.