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The Community Tool Box team greatly appreciates your visit to our site and we'd love to hear from you, and learn more about you and how you are using the resources on the site to support your community work. We encourage you to browse guestbook entries from visitors to our site and while you’re here, encourage you to subscribe to our eNewsletter to keep in touch and learn about new resources as they become available.

Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
16 June 2016 Juana Tiffa Kenema, Eastern 000 Sierra Leone
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Juana Tiffa from Sierra Leone, West Africa. I am practicing to be a project manager in future.
I am going to use this community Tool Box to help to analyse and be better project writer in future
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
15 June 2016 Julie Navarre East Lansing, MI 48823 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Field Director and am one of 7 instructors teaching a 7 week summer advanced standing foundation practice course.
We are using the Assessing Community Needs and Resources toolkit, Chapter 3, sections 1 and 14 (developing a plan to assess community needs and resources and SWOT). We'll flip the class and use case examples (not necessarily from the toolkit) that students will use to apply these assessment tools in class.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
14 June 2016 Ma Teresa de Guzman Quezon City, Metro Manila 1118 Philippines
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an Anthropologist, a Faculty of the Behavioral Sciences Department, University of the Philippines Manila, a Consultant and a Researcher
Great very useful especially for my classroom and community lectures.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
14 June 2016 Gaylene Van wijk Masterton, Wairarapa 5810 New Zealand
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Peer advocate and Support worker offering a free service to people with mental health issues and addiction in the Wairarapa and wellington region. We offer advocacy, support and education services.
For programmes and forms to be more efficient in our service and meet the needs of all that we support.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
13 June 2016 Ini Usanga Cork, Cork Ireland
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a survivor of family violence and childhood sexual harassment. Now I use my journey and experience to empower other survivors and victims.
To develop resource materials for empower survivors and develpo trainings for community wide eduction, policy makers and educational institutions
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
11 June 2016 Mike Powers joint cities of Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon, ON Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
I have recently been appointed Director, Business Development to investigate and lead a path to Sustainability for Community Door, CD is a community based organization to support shared facilities in the charities and social service delivery agencies sector
As a relatively young organization (c 5 yrs) in our first endeavour we are reviewing our successes and shortfalls. Using VMOSA, we are re-evaluating our original vision & strategy from the various learns and a changing landscape in government and private funding. From basic question - are we adding value to the community, to how to expand our facilities and offerings; VMOSA is part of my preparation for an upcoming Board Retreat for the noted review
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8 June 2016 ARIANIE ATOLBA LAMUT, IFUGAO 3605 Philippines
Who I am Use of CTB
I work as a project assistant and secretariat to a human capacity building program in the province of Ifugao, Philippines.
Working first time for a human capacity building project, your "toolbox" helped me in doing tasks I have never done before like conducting FGD and others. Your toolbox contents are so practical and very helpful. I owe you thanks!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 June 2016 Daniel Makoko Greenville,, NC 27834 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a graduate student in Public Health (MPH) at the University of New England, Maine. I work at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. I am the founder of a non-for- profit corporation Toloha village patnerships of Tanzania. I am currently working to implement a health care center in Toloha village, Tanzania (E. Africa).
This is my first time to join, but I am looking forward into it to help me implement this project.
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1 June 2016 Domingo Jr Nievarez PASIG CITY, METRO MANILA 1600 Pilipinas
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm currently working as Planning Officer in the Planning Service of the Department of Education in the Philippines. My work usually focuses on the preparation of planning and budgeting proposal, monitoring of programs and projects and providing technical assistance to our field units and offices. In addition to this, I'm also the sole coordinator of the Department in the convergence program of the Government which is the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) Program. BUB empowers basic sectors in the communities as they are made to be officially part of the planning process in the local government units. Basic sectors also involves in the monitoring of projects implementation.
As mentioned in the above response, this community tool box will help me understand better the dynamic and importance of participative planning between government officials and its people. I'am planning to advocate this kind of planning process in different localities to have a shared goals and responsibilities among all people.
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22 May 2016 Cassia Havens ,
Who I am Use of CTB
I am part of FullVerdict team, a team who would give much needed information before purchasing anything online.
We currently have a blog which we call FullVerdict where we publish articles related to health and self-help. We believe that community tool box can help us write helpful articles to our site in order to deliver the best reading experience where one will learn something before leaving our website.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
19 May 2016 Pamela Stickler North Augusta, SC 29841 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
The RECing Crew is a non-profit organization that provides leisure and recreational programs for individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities from our community. We currently have 200+ individuals that participate in one or more of our programs.
Staff Hiring and Training
We would love to learn more and cannot wait to get your newsletters!
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12 May 2016 akadiri faisol ilorin, kwara 24032 nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
undergraduate student at the federal university of Ilorin in Nigeria state as foreigner from Benin Republic
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12 May 2016 GARY L. MOODY ALTADENA, CALIFORNIA 91001 UNITED STATES
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Youth Specialist 1 @ Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services in Altadena, CA. 91001. I am part of a team who coordinates our Mentoring for Life Mentoring Program. I have been in the mental health profession for over 40 years with a BA in Sociology and MBA in Business Administration. I have been with HSCFS for about two (2) years.
I was researching programs and sites that foster mentoring and currently recruiting mentors for our organization. I came across your site 5-12-16 for resources and collaborations with other organization in our area.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
9 May 2016 Beth McKenzie Anderson, Indiana 46016 United States of America
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a licensed Masters level social worker currently working with a community health center (one month) in Indiana in Grants and Development. I am new to health care and need all of the assistance that is available.
For starters, I'm using Community Health Improvement online courses to increase effectiveness within our organization
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
29 April 2016 Kathy Myer Indianapolis, INDIANA 46280 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Teacher and Educational Leader Reinforcing learning about leadership styles.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
20 April 2016 Shirah Chante Missouri City, TX - Texas [USA] 77489 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a relationship coach and artist who uses creative arts to develop educational courses to help the community of women and youth that are tired of failed relationships build better, longer lasting lives full of loving family and friends.
I AM using the Community Tool Box to help me develop my educational courses,
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
18 April 2016 LuQman Abdullah Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
As a community leader I work to assist members of the community organize and develop projects and programs. As a school leader, I work to provide leadership in strategic planning, curriculum development, research and evaluation, exceptional student education, student services, career, community, and technical education, instructional media and technology, federal programs, and staff development.
Community Tool Box assists me in the development of various projects and to keep my support team on task.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
17 April 2016 Lori Power Las Vegas, NV 89145 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
We are a new nonprofit organization in Las Vegas Nv, we provide emergency, temporary shelter to victims, their family & pets of family molestation/rape.
checking to make sure we are doing things correctly to maybe make partnerships
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
13 April 2016 Linda McClease Chesapeake, Va 23324 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am starting a non profit organization and was looking for some helpful information that would help me get started while waiting to be able apply for my 501c3. I am so glad I found your site! I see so much helpful information that has already given me ideas on how to proceed. Thank you for creating this site!
As guidance to operate my non profit and I will be using the training to better prepare me to help others.
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12 April 2016 Masingita gazide bushbucridge, Mpumalanga 23146 south Africa
Who I am Use of CTB
Well in our community we dont have a tool box so im writing this becourse i need help to have tool box or any ideas as a student to encouradge youngsters about what to do in our community due to the drugs ,drinking , even more
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12 April 2016 Anne Hart Benoni, Ekurhuleni 1501 South Africa
Who I am Use of CTB
Home-Start was founded in Leicester, UK, in 1973 by the late Margaret Harrison. Home-Start International (now known as Home-Start Worldwide) was started in 1999 with the purpose of offering training, information and guidance to those wanting to start Home-Start in their own countries, and to support existing Home-Starts throughout the world. The Home-Start network operates successfully in 22 countries. I am one of the multi-national team of Trustees of Home-Start Worldwide.
We are currently writing a guide for people who have heard about Home-Start and are wondering whether it would be a good idea to start a scheme in their own country. Home-Start is a family support charity where volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to young families under stress, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown, and emphasising the pleasures of family life. As people investigate setting Home-Start up in their country they will need to do a 'Community Needs Assessment'. Being able to use some of the information from the Community Tool Box in this section of our guide has been amazing. We are grateful for their generosity in sharing!
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7 April 2016 Karen Duffy Rockville, Maryland 20851 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm the Director of the Youth and Family Services Division at my agency. I oversee programs that provide case management and therapeutic services to low income students and their families. Our work takes place both within the school (which are community school modeled services) and in the community.
Parent engagement and community education and development are embedded in our community school mission. We want to find ways to strategically, efficiently and effectively elicit input from families and the community so that the programs and services we offer are a reflection of what they see as the needs. We want to help the community take ownership of identifying ways to meet needs by leveraging their assets and taking ownership of the challenge.
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6 April 2016 Ann Moore St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am teaching an undergraduate course with the title, "Issues in Research" that prepares students for the Community Project Sequence.
I have assigned the Tool Box as 1 of 3 required readings for the course.

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4 April 2016 Dr. Mark Sperling Gary, Indiana 46408 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I serve as adjunct faculty in the College of Education at Indiana University Northwest. I have 30 years experience in K-12 as a teacher of Economics, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent. I have taught K-12 Curriculum, School Finance and Law, Statistics, Language Arts and Social Studies methods courses. I have great interest in Urban Education and School Improvement.
I have begun to teach a course in Critical Thinking for Indiana University Northwest. I came across the Community Toolbook chapter on Critical Thinking, which was exactly what I was looking for my students who are at the very beginning of their college careers and have struggled academically.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
29 March 2016 Monica Spann Largo, Maryland 20774 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Community Health Worker in my state. I am looking for resources to use in my position.
I have just found the Community Tool Box.
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26 March 2016 Moises Rodriguez San Antonio, Texas 78224 U.S.
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a person that is interested in racial reconciliation and how that looks in community.
Internet
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23 March 2016 Sally Loughran Macon, Georgia 31210 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Curriculum Coordinator and wish to use some of these tools to help my teachers.
I am new, so do not have an answer to this question yet!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
23 March 2016 Karen Dixon Brunswick, Georgia 31525 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am new to grant writing and I would like to aid small organizations in my community to continue to do the great work that they do by finding funding to keep them going.
I would like to refer and help other organizations that are finding their way. I am mostly interested in seeing children prosper and grow to be GREAT adults.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
20 March 2016 DAVID MUBUKWANU KWALELA LIVINGSTONE, SOUTHERN PROVINCE 10101 ZAM,BIA
Who I am Use of CTB
IAM A COMMUNITY VOLLUNTEER WHOSE MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO LOBBY FOR MY COMMUNITY SO THAT THE WOMEN AND YOUTHS HAVE SOMETHING TO DO AND GET CONNECTED TO WELL
WESHERS,WERE TRAINING SOME YOUTHS RANGING FROM THE AGES OF SEVEN TO 40,YOUTH DEVELOPMENT,HIV AWARENESS AND HEALTH AT LARGE
THIS IS GOING TO BE OUR FIRST TIME TO HEAR HOW THE TOOL BOX CAN BE A BENEFIT TO OUR COMMUNITY WE HAVE MORE THAN A HUNDRED YOUTHS THAT WE ARE TRAINING IN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT BUT WERE CURENTLY FINACIAL CLIMPLED DUE TO LACK OF CONNECTION LIKE THE TOOL BOX MANAGEMENT,WE WOULD BE MOST GREATFULL TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY
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18 March 2016 KATHURIMA BRIAN NAIROBI, NAIROBI 254 KENYA
Who I am Use of CTB
AM STUDENT for research.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
15 March 2016 Mary Jo Aversano Cresco, Iowa 52136 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am interested in learning more about strategies for starting a community group home for people with mental disabilities in a small town.
Just researching right now.
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16 February 2016 Ann Moore St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an adjunct faculty member at Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies on the St. Johnsbury campus. We provide a unique weekend and online program for adults who work in the field of human services. I have worked in the higher education for a decade, and I teach at both the Community College of Vermont and Springfield College. I have a background in family services and early childhood education. I serve on a number of boards and councils in Vermont that work to find community-based solutions to address social and economic challenges.
As part of the undergraduate program at Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies, all students complete a 4-course sequence learning about the theory and practice of participatory action research. This summer, I will be teaching the first course in this series, entitled: Issues in Research, and we will be using the Community Tool Box as the central resource for our inquiry into the process of PAR.

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15 February 2016 Stacey Gonzalez Baytown, TX 77521 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Happy to learn about this great resource tool! Thank you.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
14 February 2016 Sibongile Sibiya Johannesburg, Gauteng 1811 South Africa
Who I am Use of CTB
I am involved in community work, I am the founder of Khuthatso Community Development based in South Africa.
Everything that I ever needed to run the organization I found it here at Community Tool Box. Thank you Thank you Thank you
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
8 February 2016 celeste mcvey hoover, al 35244 usa
Who I am Use of CTB
I am female. Homemaker with outdated skills. I am looking to connect with people. I do not no anyone. I am looking skills,friends,and want to donate and help homeless people. Non denominational would be great.
I discovered this site when looking for a non denominational homeless shelter in my area. I have not found one yet.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
7 February 2016 Lisa Jo Melville Lancaster, CA 93534 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a prevention program Supervisor for an HFA maternal child health home visitation program serving prenatal - age 3, identifying new mothers, and families at risk of abuse and pregnancy related health disparities. Only one department of many, AVPH is at the heart of our community and a well respected, constantly evolving health and wellness non-profit organization.
I am using the CTB as a Capella University graduate student resource for related course work research needs; and for work, especially interested in topics/information related to Best Practices, Capacity Building and professional skill building opportunity
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7 February 2016 Hossein Imani Jajarmi Tehran, Iran
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm teaching community development in faculty of social sciences in university of Tehran as associate professor. I'm also an elected member of neighborhood council in Ekbatan one of towns of Tehran. I love heping people to have a better community and this is the first time I'm visiting your site.
I hope i can read your chapters and discuss its contents with my colleagues
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3 February 2016 Larry Kali Salem, Oregon 97302 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Since turning sixty years old, I've taken a different view of life and my role in it. Today I see too many young people missing out on the opportunity to pursue a higher education. Along with that, our own communities are eroding from lack of support for core nonprofit organizations. The rise of crowd- funding as a means to offset conventional funding gives us an option that can unify our communities and educate our young people about the benefits of small actions that can make a big impact.
I can't say what I have not done yet, but my hope is to use Community Tool Box to aid in the teaching of our team members and leaders in the community as to how we can better arrive at the goals that we have set for our campaigns. Funding nonprofits, building relationships with our young people and developing funding for higher educational pursuits are our primary goals. We are just beginning, and we need all the help that we can get. Thank you very much, from all of us.
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3 February 2016 Diana Lyerson-Breland Lititz, PA 17543 United States of America
Who I am Use of CTB
I have been in Human Services/Social Services/Mental Health/Addictions for at least the last 31 years. Currently, I am the Social Worker for Lititz, Hematology and Oncology Care of Lititz, PA. We are a out pt based infusion center
I will use Community Tools to develop a variety of support group experiences for our patients and their families
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3 February 2016 janice rackey baltimore, md
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a registered nurse and returning student school
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21 January 2016 Antoinette Jones New York City, New York USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a college instructor assigned to teach a business writing course that includes a service learning component.
I would like to use the Community Tool Box to support student group project work.
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13 January 2016 Kimberly Sauer Baltimore, Maryland 21218 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Legislative and Legal Coordinator for a small nonprofit in Baltimore City that assists in the investigation of child sexual abuse. My position was newly created to fulfill our legislative priorities and to full develop our advocacy program.
Your information regarding advocacy, legislative advocacy, and public policy were incredibly useful as I am still getting my footing in this position! Such an amazing resource to have, thank you!!
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12 January 2016 May Lucas Zamboanga City, 7000 Philippines
Who I am Use of CTB
I work with the University Communications Office with a team of 6. We are tasked
to generate awareness, understanding, engagement, and support to the vision and mission of the University, and help the University communicate more effectively with both internal and external audiences --- students, faculty and staff, alumni, parents, friends and partners, and the general public. Specifically, the UCO team assists the University in the following:
• Media/Public Relations
• Web communications, Social Media
• Strategic communication plans and policies
• Institutional documentation (photography, video production)
• Recruitment and Marketing
I use it as a practical guide on how to do particular tasks such as how to organize a press conference, how to prepare a media kit, etc.
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10 January 2016 savas ich Pasadena, CA 91101 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I work for a nonprofit and coordinate state recognition programs on character and ethics
Just started studying the whole tool box.
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6 January 2016 Megan Marsellus Dallas, Texas 75248 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Community Health Worker pursing an MSW at University of Texas Arlington. I primarily work with Geriatric patients in a health care setting with an interdisciplinary team.
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3 January 2016 Linda Herkimer, NY 13350
Who I am Use of CTB
Beginning a volunteer program for sharing skills with others. Skills can be practical such as gardening, farming, cooking, dancing, music, writing, plumbing and carpentry.
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3 January 2016 Linda kaidan Herkimer, NY 13350 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
My husband and I retired to the Mohawk Valley of NY about 2 years ago. We share a common interest of community action and blog about ways to achieve community improvement. I would like to start a volunteer teaching program and am looking for some tangible ways to get that started.
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3 January 2016 Fernando Cruz Alcabideche, Cascais 2645-614 Portugal
Who I am Use of CTB
A retired Electrical Engineer who turned volunteer and now heads a non-profit supporting elders in the community of Cascais, Portugal.
Absolutely! Many topics are known to me, but I need the toolbox to help me set direction for the organization and train my team. I find it very good and full of excellent tips and tools.
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23 December 2015 Denise Baltimore, MD 21206 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am considering starting a non-profit organization to help underprivileged girls. While browsing online for information, I ran across this site and decided to review it. I decided I wanted to go back later and really explore the Community Tool Box so I decided to sign the guestbook.
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17 December 2015 Eoin Buckley Cedar Estate, Killarney Road, Bray Co. Wicklow Ireland
Who I am Use of CTB
We are service for people with disabilities in Ireland. We offer a wide range of community based training, residential, employment and social services to support people to live as independent citizens in their communities. We support over 350 people and employ around 400. We are accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership (http://www.c-q-l.org) Towson MA. We were the first service in Ireland to achieve such accreditation.
I am responsible for engaging volunteers and your tool box has been very helpful in terms of developing a strategic plan to improve our volunteer program for 2016. I have found the site an excellent resource and I will pass it onto my colleagues.

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