Have a peer mentoring / exchange visit scheme
Its good to have case studies, better to have video case studies, but better still if you can visit a community already doing what you are planning to do so you can watch them and ask them questions. This would match and cover (basic) costs involved.
James Derounian commented
Agree with the 'show & tell' idea.....communities who have the knowledge/skills showing those at an earlier stage in a project what to do; neat & simple idea
Thanks Noel - I learn so much quicker by visiting someone, seeing the "case study" in action and thinking how I can apply it rather than just reading it in a book. Have run this sort of scheme for voluntary sector organisions with good feedback all round.
Think this would be great, meeting people face to face so important to build relationships which who knows could turn into strong collaborations.