In the realm of social impact, effective engagement and collaboration are crucial to drive positive change. By setting up a multilingual project, social impact organizations can create inclusive spaces where citizens from diverse language backgrounds can actively participate. In this article, we will guide you through the process of setting up a multilingual project, emphasizing how it enhances engagement and collaboration for your community.
Step 1: Establish Your Default and Secondary Languages
To begin, determine your Community default language and select the secondary languages that align with the linguistic diversity of your target audience for each project. This ensures that your project is accessible to citizens from various language backgrounds, fostering a sense of inclusivity right from the start.
To set up your default language, go to your Community Settings > About > Select a main language.
To set up your secondary language(s), go to your Project settings > Secondary languages > Select one or more secondary languages.
Adding one or more secondary languages will result in a duplication of your content, which will then have to be translated one by one in your back office using the editing function.
Step 2: Create Compelling and Relevant Content
Craft engaging content in your default language for the "About" page and the Resources section. Provide comprehensive information about your project, its objectives, and the impact you aim to achieve.
Once completed, switch to the edition of your secondary language(s) and translate the content, ensuring that it resonates with citizens from different linguistic backgrounds. Don't forget to save your changes!
Step 3: Cultivate Meaningful Modules and Activities
A multilingual project enables citizens from different language backgrounds to come together and collaborate on your participatory modules.
Design project modules that encourage active participation and collaboration among all your community members. Surveys and quizzes, discussion forums, and idea-sharing modules can all be translated in your secondary languages. Translate all module information and questionnaire questions into the secondary languages to facilitate inclusive participation by switching the currently editing language at the top left of the menu.
To set up your modules, go to your Project settings > + Add participation module > Currently editing to switch from one language to another. Don't forget to save your changes!
Step 4: Automated Translation for Seamless Communication and Debates
Our automated translation feature ensures that participants can engage in discussions and exchange ideas effortlessly, regardless of their preferred language. This functionality fosters a collaborative environment where citizens can communicate and connect with one another, transcending language barriers.
Setting up a multilingual project offers immense opportunities for social impact organizations to cultivate inclusive engagement and collaboration. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can create an environment where citizens from diverse language backgrounds can actively participate and contribute to your project's objectives.
Embrace multilingualism as a catalyst for positive change and empower your community to collectively shape a better future!