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I am temporarily disabled and homeless I have a son with a history of mental illness who has received very poor medical treatment, he was released in July of 2016, and rearrested one month later for violation of parole, but within the month my son was stabbed, shot , robbed etc, It has been extremely tedious obtaining services, and advocating for him. I don't know if I should reach out to politicians,- And if so, in what order? I have made attempts in my community and rudely rejected. it seems everything has to be in a form of a letter. I have worked in this community as a social worker/program research analyst . I love helping people, and on my few good days I still interact . My heart goes out to the many who struggle with a disability or don't even know how to form a sentence. i can understand how people go about doing things in a poor negative manner, we don't have enough leaders , agencies, etc communicating effectively in order to prevent disasters and opening lines of communications in a positive manner so law suits can be prevented. I am in great despair. please if you can assist, or guide me with at least one question. I would be very grateful . I don't know where to begin.

God Bless
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Tue, 12/13/2016
hey my name abdalla , im a speaker in our community , for 4 years , now the people think that i,m a most qeuilfying pearson , but i,m nearvous , can you give me some tips how to be a good leader ? thank you
Building Leadership Sat, 12/10/2016
Hello, I am currently learning about how to create a plan to address the health disparities and wellness of the Native American population (specifically the Sioux Tribe of the Lakota people). I have found out that lack of access to care, underfunding, limited electronic history records are some of the main problems. This has lead to culturally insensitive care, and has resulted in the many problems the NA population is having (substance abuse, poverty, dental problems). What is the best way to begin a community intervention program to address this situation?
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
  • Advocating for Change
Fri, 12/02/2016
Do you have anything directly related to recreation (parks, programming, physical activity, art, etc)? Or anything based on rural (agriculture) based communities (Canada or USA)?
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Thu, 12/01/2016
Hello,
We are 5 Fordham GSSS students looking to advocate for Bill S3215A. We need people to either write or call in to Senate and House committee members. Do you have any suggestions as to how we might reach out to the public? Would a PSA be effective? Who would we reach out to for this?
Thank-you very much!
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Advocating for Change
Mon, 11/28/2016
Dear Sir/ Madam,

I would like to acknowledge this great website and toolbox! Do you have any written reports or documents that can be used as a reference in the scientific work?

Many thanks and regards,
Tue, 11/15/2016
dear admins .
Congratulations for the great work you are achieving .
we are a fresh new healthcare observatory in Tunisia .We are planning to establish a healthcare watchdog to increase transparency in public health facilities management and malpractice .
We are seeking for your guidance , your experience is a huge asset for the success of our mission
Sincerely
Mon, 11/07/2016
Hello
I have a little issue, am in need of a proposal on crisis management and conflict resolution on the creation and management of a crisis and conflict management department, in my local ward.
In due off the above stated department, I write to solicit advice, proposal and writeup on the creation of a crisis management department.
Your contributions will be highly appreciated.
Thanks
Yours sincerely
Jimmy kanu
+2348035758947
Cross River State
Nigeria
Wed, 11/02/2016
The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters is hoping to hire someone to complete a community needs assessment for us. Specifically we are looking at three areas:
Grandview, MO
Eastside KC, MO (9th and Prospect area)
Midtown, KC, MO
Do you have any suggestions about organizations or companies that could do this kind of work of us?
Thu, 10/27/2016
Dear sir or madam,

I am helping in development of a Guidebook for organizing Youth Forums on local level and involving local issues. Guidebook is a last step of the UN implemented project "Dialogue for Future" in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Guidebook is intended to provide future Youth Forum facilitators basic information on organizing local youth events. Is it permissible to use parts of the Section 4. Conducting a Workshop and incorporate them into Guidebook we are developing, with citing a source.

Kind regards,
Emil
Tue, 10/25/2016
Hello! I am wondering, would you know how to cite (APA style) your Cultural Competence and Spirituality in Community Building section of your community toolbox?
Thanks
Mon, 10/24/2016
HI I am teaching a course on Community Development at a small Bible College in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As I was looking on the internet for supporting materials I came upon your website and have found it an excellent resource. I would like to use some of your Power Points in class and also have students refer to certain pages on your site. The course is part of our Human Services Program and is an introductory level course on Community Development. Could you let me know what i need to do to obtain permission to use your resources for this class? The class runs from November 1,2016 through December 6, 2016. I am also setting up this class for online studies and hope to have it ready for January.
Fri, 10/21/2016
suppose you devise an incentive plan for your company.what particular guidelines will you ensure to make it effective?
Increasing Participation and Membership Wed, 10/19/2016
Hello, I am trying to do a program planning project on STD's in the community.This project should include a needs assessment, program goals and objectives, theoretical foundation, unit plan and lesson plan, instruction for delivery, and evaluation. How do I go about in starting this project? can you please give me and Idea or example.
Thu, 10/13/2016
I would like to speak with someone about the tool box. I would like to implement this program into my community.
Fri, 10/07/2016
Dear...,

what is the Restrictions on <<The interaction of expenses and income>> that you refer to, please describe detail?(CHAPTER 43 SECTIONS and Section 1. Planning and Writing an Annual Budget)

Best regard,

Muny Ey
Tue, 10/04/2016
In a Sept. 2014 Health Promotion Practice article entitled "An Empirical Case Study of the Effects of Training and Technical Assistance on Community Coalition Functioning and Sustainability", the authors (Keene Woods, Watson-Thompson, Schober, Markt, and Fawcett) refer to a 255-item survey used to assess a community group's levels of implementation and use of the 12 key processes. A request to the lead author suggested a search of the Community Toolbox website, however, I have been unable to locate the survey there. Is it available from your website? If not, suggestions for how to obtain?
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Thu, 09/29/2016
I need help with my organizational structure. My organization has been around for five years, has a 501c3, and things just don't seem to be going right. Can your organization help me with this issue?
Tue, 09/27/2016
How do I get a watchdog group started in reno,nv. to watch over the police agencies and hold them accountable for their actions?
Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships Sat, 09/24/2016
Hallo Advisor,

My name is Johan Hurter and I am the house father at a shelter for abused woman and children as well as destitute homeless people of all races and denominations..
Our organisation is called the SAVF South African Womans Federation. The SAVF is a NPO dependent on private donors, governmental grants and the national lottery to maintain its vast network of shelters and old age homes.
Our economy is suffering tremendously (various reasons - drought etc) and thus private donors tend to close their wallets.

I attended a top management meeting on sustainable financial development for the SAVF. I was tasked to seek and establish international resources (similar welfare npo's) to seek unilateral relations and financial support.

Please be so kind as to lead me in the correct direction to establish above mentioned relations and perhaps financial institutions that might want to become permanent donors.

Thank you kindly,

Johan.

Email: jg_hurter@yahoo.com
Cellno: 0024 716881712
Improving Organizational Management and Development Thu, 09/22/2016
I receive gift certificates as a volunteer em from a non profit company. Can I get in trouble for this?
Thu, 09/22/2016
Your website has valuable information for my research. How would you recommend citing it (APA) for use in a term paper?
Tue, 09/13/2016
Hi I would like to know if you can help us or give us an example draft of a sponshorhip letter we would like to organize a fund raising project to help our community. Thank you guys and God bless!

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Fri, 09/09/2016
Hello, My friend sent me to your site. I have been volunteering in a small rural town in South Africa, less that 2 hours from Cape Town, for over 10 years. I do camps for teens and have gotten to know the people in the community very well. I see that health challenges abound, access to healthier foods is scarce and things do not improve year after year. I am not sure where to begin to see if your project might be of support in some way. I am interested in what types of intervention you have used in South Africa. I am known to the local clinic and care-workers but am also aware that there is a great deal of red tape to initiate a health related project there. There is massive alcohol addiction, drugs, obesity, diabetes and hypertension above and beyond HIV AIDS and TB. Any assistance would be so welcome!
Robin Goff
The Light Center, Baldwin City, KS 66006
www.lightcenter.info
Wed, 09/07/2016
We at KJB Creative Arts are forming our policies and procedures for an all inclusive dance and diversity company. Could you advise us on how to best form our organisation and direct us toward the required documentation?

Kind regards

Kay Browning

https://www.facebook.com/KJBChoreography/
Improving Organizational Management and Development Sun, 08/28/2016
What have you found to be the most effective behavioral change models for weight loss educational counseling on an individual/intra-personal level. Are there resources or tools you have found useful in this setting?
Thank you
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
Sun, 08/28/2016
Aloha, my name is Ginger Otto, I am a Preschool teacher at a Catholic School here on the Island of Kauai , Hawaii . I am a passionate gardener as well and we have the space to utilize just not the funding for a educational outdoor addition to our Preschool grounds. My dream is to build a walk in Chicken coup with nesting boxes along both sides so our preschoolers could daily get the eggs and they in turn would supply our cafeteria with the eggs needed for cooking in both the breakfast and lunch meals we provide for our school. It will be a very educational and enriching experience for them as well as contributing to the sustainability of our school. I have never applied for a grant and am a little intimidated about the thought but passionate enough about this goal I am willing to try to see what I can do. I guess my question is does this sound like something that may quailify for funding through Community Toolbox?? If so what are the steps I should take or where do I begin? Mahalo for your time. Aloha, Ginger
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
Sat, 08/27/2016
please i need help with writing a proposal to an international donor to fund my project of offering free early childhood education which is also inclusive to help vulnerable children in my country.Ghana.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
Fri, 08/26/2016
Hi there,

My name is George, I used to be President of a community here in Republic of Nauru. However, I am still engage with my community but in a lesser capacity.

We didn't accomplish much during my tenure for two reasons: 1. Executives members do not turn up for meetings and seemed dis interested in community matters. 2. We could not get the general community to attend community meetings to discuss anything or contemplate projects.

My question is how can I generate interest from both executive and community to take interest in meetings and to discuss community issues?

Note: Community executives are volunteers and we do not have funding but depend on our local MPs for funding. But no funding can be released unless the projects are agreed to by executives the same ones who do not show up to meetings.
  • Building Leadership
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Thu, 08/25/2016
This is my first time planning to start an empowerment girls meet with no experience with running a group but I definitely have the desire to the job. My question is do I need to go to school in order to start my own empowerment group? Do I need any kind of psychology degree?
Building Leadership Tue, 08/23/2016
leadership in schools the effective styles Building Leadership Tue, 08/16/2016
how do i connect to a group called (to live again) to form a group in my community?
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Mon, 08/15/2016
Dear Sir or Madam,
I found your website searching information of the position connected with cross-cultural competencies. I was dealing for years with international trade, have contacts with people from Asia, Far East, South America, Caribbean. Also worked in India. Had relations with represents of many religions - muslims, sighs, jains.
I do believe my experience could be just in a nice job. Unfortunatelly, as I like far from Warsaw (in Silesia), but there is not such an opening here.
Could you give me any suggestion, please?
With kind regards from Poland,
Grazyna Kowolik
Enhancing Cultural Competence Sun, 08/07/2016
What if a volunteer and boss have disagreement and boss fires volunteer with no reason
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
Tue, 08/02/2016
Good Afternoon,
I am a faculty member in an undergraduate social work program and I need an instrument/assessment tool, etc. to measure the multicultural competencies of undergraduate students. Are you aware of a multicultural assessment tool?
Thank you.
Enhancing Cultural Competence Tue, 07/26/2016
Hello! My name is Amanda Winters and I work with the Illinois Board of Higher Education. We are getting ready to launch some regional work to more fully connect education and workforce pipelines. We are planning on utilizing elements of collective impact within our approach. I am very interested to see if you have a list of speakers that we could draw from to support our efforts. Folks who have done this work in diverse communities and can help our partners with some nitty gritty assessment and planning. We have some limited funds to support technical assistance, so we would really like to hone in on some targeted expertise. Just let me know and thanks!
Improving Organizational Management and Development Mon, 07/25/2016
I find this to be very very educative , i am in Kenya and doing conservation work, if we can be helped to organised our program to receive funding
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
Sun, 07/24/2016
Greetings,

Paul said this would be a good place to submit my question for an Advisor to answer: I am the new Project Evaluation Associate at CHASS Center in Detroit, MI. I saw information on your toolbox when searching for more information on group facilitation. I was wondering if you have any cost/benefit analysis information available that I would be able to give my supervisor and our executive board meetings here at CHASS?
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Wed, 07/20/2016

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