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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
19 November 2015 Sondra Primm Pasadena, CA 91101 United States of America
Who I am Use of CTB
Student Information tool.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
18 November 2015 Barb Bergseth , MN United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I work for a nonprofit and coordinate state recognition programs on character and ethics
The chapter on ethical leadership was very helpful. We'd like to reference the definition of ethical leadership on our website. Please advise as to proper citation. Thank you
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
17 November 2015 Carole Jean Whittington-Bucklew Clanton, Alabama 35045 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an experienced community volunteer and leader with an undergraduate degree in Fine Art from Louisiana State University. I am passionate about connecting the youth of our rural community with the visual art world in conjunction with exploring, understanding and developing the individual's natural leadership style and creative problem solving skills so that they may direct their future career path and contribute to the growth and development of our local community and education system.
I am using the Comminty Tool Box as a current resource guide to better ensure all aspects of developing a long-term, sustainable action plan are utilized.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 November 2015 PETER BUYONDO Kampala, Kampala +256 Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
Independent Monitoring&Evaluation Accountability and Learning Expert, working in Uganda.
10yrs in NGO work at programming level.
It facilitated my planning for organisation . Thanks great tool
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
28 October 2015 vignon komlan lomé, golfe +228 togo
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a manager of an orphnage
I'm using it to find volunteers, hmanitarians for long term work with my orphanage named FOVA-TOGO
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
28 October 2015 Mike Crawford Stockbridge, GA 30281 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Business Development Manager with Falcon Design Consultants, a Civil Engineering company with experience in engineering, land planning, surveying, and construction management.
First look, interested in connecting with projects that utilize our services to remedy a solution for an organization.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
12 October 2015 Oksie Kunapa Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province 441 Papua New Guinea
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Oksie. I am 31 and and married with 2 children. I graduated from University of Papua New Guinea with a Bachelors Degree in Social Works in 2010. I have worked with couple of NGOs, the current being Care International in PNG. I have just established a community based organisation (Agarabi Community Development Agency) with the vision to see a poverty free community and where everyone is empowered.
The organisation is still in its infancy and I am very pleased that the Community Tool Box is very useful as it helps me almost everything I need to know about community development and how to manage a CBO with some experiences that I have gained while working other international NGOs. I can confidently say that Community Tool Box is doing so much by providing relevant and quality information available to assist people and organisations who have dreams to develop their communities.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
8 October 2015 betty kekana polokoane, limpopo +27 south africa
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a passionate youth who hate to see people struggling to make it for themselves, especially young people i believe that we are gifted in various ways and some of us are not able to see our potential and with the help of others we can realize our true potential.
i am using the toolbox to equip myself with skills that can help make the organisation be a success.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
6 October 2015 nathan polty Canberra, ACT 2614 australia
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a student studying Public Health and i am from Papua New Guinea.
I am using the site for my studies and it is very helpful and i will utilise it afterwards.

thank you.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
17 September 2015 Robin Fitzgerald Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 2PD England
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a 60 years of age and for the past 5 years I've been gaining the knowledge and qualification to work with people of all ages within my community who suffer from alcohol and drug misuse.
I'm a humanitarian a feminist and I believe that through education people from different cultures can learn how to live together in peace.
I've not tried using the community tool box as yet however, I shall be looking into within the next few hours. I might need some help.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
16 September 2015 Jaliu Abubakari Walewale, Northern 233 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an Mphil Student from the University For Development Studies, Ghana studying Community Health and Development.
The community tool Box has help me in my work in the community. I work for NGO's in the Area of data collection and analysis. The tool box has help me in doing proper community entry and community resource identification.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
14 September 2015 Kellie Smith Lake Charles, LA 70601
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an outreach specialist in region 5 for a program implemented by the Bureau of Family Health called Nurse-Family Partnership. It's a community health program for first time moms. We have registered nurses who are partnered with these moms and they perform home visits from early in pregnancy until the child reaches 2 years old.
I'm just learning about Community Tool Box.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
9 September 2015 Philip F JOHNSON DAKAR, NOT LISTED 00221 Sénégal
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an African, specifically Liberian. I presently work as a career Diplomat in my country's Foreign Service. Beside my official duties as a Foreign Service officer of Liberia, I have been engaged in several volunteer services in my country as well as in the African Region.
While I was in Liberia, I founded the Liberia chapter of the Internet society, an organization that advocate and promote the opened Internet and access for all. I serve as its first President. I also work as a volunteer staff with the Liberia chamber of Commerce, where I was appointed as Director of Trade and Industry.
I have decided to connect with your platform to gain further idea in inspiring volunteerism in my country.
Since I am justing join this plateform, this tool box will be use to mobilize volunteer for my organizations
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
6 September 2015 Josephine Kigundu Nairobi.Kenya, Nairobi +254 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
I work in a charitable organisation & would appreciate serving back in my community to serve girls with reusable sanitary pads
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
6 September 2015 Durhane Wong-Rieger Toronto, Ontario M5S 1S4 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
President of an umbrella organization for rare disease organizations; individual advocate for patients and patients' rights and change; board on International Alliance of Patients' Organizations, Drug Information Agency; Asia-Pacific Alliance of Patients' Organizations
Very useful tools and training for community-based organizations
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
31 August 2015 Noveth Ezeh Aba, Abia state 00234 Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a graduate of chemical engineering from university of benin city, nigeria. i am interested in running an adult education literacy program for the community where i live presently.
i am yet new on the tool box, but i hope to learn alot from it.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
31 August 2015 Cassandra1 Richard ,
Who I am Use of CTB
Currently working for a non profit school based health organization. Recently, I became a Health educator for which I'm working on my Masters Degree.
Part of my responsibility is working with a youth group from different high schools in out parish. These amazing kids are focused on community and peer advocacy. Community Tool has assisted me in planning activities.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
25 August 2015 Timothy Emanzi Baltimore, Maryland 21201 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a policy analyst / program officer for the Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs.
I have been using the CTB mainly for staff development. My office just concluded the Title V federal block grant application and reporting and we are now in the planning phase. The curriculum on strategic planning (VMOSA) has been a gem in getting staff and stakeholders on board.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
24 August 2015 Alex Austin, Texas 78712 United States of America
Who I am Use of CTB
The Annette Strauss Institute is a non-profit organization on the University of Texas at Austin campus that encourages civic engagement and participation in Title I middle and high schools in Austin and Dallas areas by hosting the Speak Up! Speak Out! project, a civics fair centered around a grassroots problem solving curriculum culminating in a competition and presentation to judges.
The Community Toolbox is a new resource for me, but I am hoping to learn a lot from it. Most of my work at Annette Strauss centers around community outreach, fundraising, and volunteer coordination, and the Toolbox seems to have all kinds of resources to help me out in these areas. This looks to be an invaluable resource for all non-profit management professionals, whether inexperienced (like myself!) or professional. Thank you!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
22 August 2015 Claris ELDORET, NORTH RIFT 30100 KENYA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a counseling psychologist, recovering injection drug user, living with HIV and an assistant program manager charged with planning, developing and implementing a counseling program for patients, employees and the community.
I am using this tool to develop Psychological Counseling program for patients, employees and the community. I have the opportunity to connect with other and possibly seek partnership, collaborations or networking with individuals, interns, universities or organizations with similar interests.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
21 August 2015 Vanitha Samuel Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory 58200 Malaysia
Who I am Use of CTB
I manage and teach at NLCC. The centre is focused on social reform and the pathway to this is literacy as there is a tremendous gap here in a failing national education system which continues to disadvantage the poor and marginalised. Our aim is to start pre-school and young learners centres in communities that have a need and demand for it - using the Jolly Phonics program as the tool for delivery.
We have just identified a community that will be our first branch and I found excellent materials on CBT to help with understanding how to set up a community literacy centre , project design information , project monitoring and evaluation etc. The language used and models presented are easy to follow. To summarize , the power of CBT for me is taking complexed issues and presenting it in clear and workable models for people who want to become social reformers to be efficient , knowledgeable and professional in this endeavour. Thank You.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
20 August 2015 Barb Heinzel Newhall, CA 91321
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Certified Health Education Specialist and an adjunct professor in Gerontology
I have used the Community Tool Box as a reference for a few lectures - Roles & Skills for EBHP Instructors, and Problem-Solving, Safety Concerns & Burnout.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
17 August 2015 Philip Tompkins Roanoke, VA 24015 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an entrepreneur leading a passionate team of developers to build a community development platform (part social networking site for community developers; part crowd-sourcing site for gathering the people with skills, knowledge, tools, or funding needed to implement ideas; and part project management / team collaboration software). We are definitely fans of CTB and the support/resources you provide to community organizers and would absolutely love to get your feedback on what we've built so far what it might be still lacking. We are currently still in the MVP/Alpha/Pre-Beta stages of our product development. Also, the platform itself has been built to be able to evolve and rapidly iterate as the needs of community developers and organizers change. We're currently on a 1-2 week development cycle, so you're feedback and suggestions will be implement quickly and are very appreciated. Looking forward to collaborating with you to find new and innovative ways to support community developers and organizers.
Our team greatly appreciates the knowledge, support, and articles (with cited sources) provided by Community Tool Box.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
12 August 2015 Joseph Pomroy NORTH CONCORD, Vermont 05858 United States of America
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a 60 year old male returning to college to earn my bachelor degree in human services. I am currently employed part time by Northeast Kingdom Human Services in St Johnsbury, Vermont as a receptionist/office clerk,
I am just being introduced to the Community Tool Box.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
10 August 2015 Kris Matthews Lawrence, Kansas 66045 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a full-time research assistant/trainer and part time doctoral student at the KU School of Social Welfare. I have experience providing training to mental health centers and other organizations in positive behavior support and wraparound. My areas of interest include interagency collaboration, systems of care, and proactive/preventative approaches to addressing children's mental health.
Still exploring it but will let you know. My colleagues and I have done work in creating regional interagency teams in Kansas all connected through a community-focused, positive behavior support framework. I'd like to see how some of our presentation and facilitation material matches with what's in the toolbox.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
6 August 2015 Rebecca New York, New York 10037 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I work in the school community teaching children, families and staff members healthy living through nutrition education and home cooking classes. I have access to families and due to the work, parents share their struggles. And although healthy eating is the answer to many of them, it is not the answer to all. I find that "compassion" is my greatest asset in listening and motivating them to change. It is not something I was aware of prior to the work but compassion has developed the more I address their concerns.
I am not familiar with it yet, this is my first time signing in.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
5 August 2015 Best Andafa , Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a lawyer and I am interested in the development and empowerment of young people.
I am really excited about this platform because I am about to carry out a skills training for young girls and the information on community tool box has highly equipped me to be able to effectively pass out knowledge to these persons. Thank you.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
2 August 2015 Leonie Waitai Kaitaia, Northland 0410 New Zealand
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a mother of 7, of Maori, NZ descent, living in a rural area at the very north of the country. Have been a community educator for many years and have recently commenced study in Social Sciences.
I am looking to develop education programmes in more remote areas of our region and looking at utilising the Community Toolbox to help to assess the needs of those communities.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
27 July 2015 adams terence Samaru, Zaria., Kaduna State +234 Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a final year student (i.e. 4th year) of Mass Communication.
i am currently researching on how communication can be a tool to enhance various fields of endeavour. i will need help on the concept:communication tools or communication as a tool. this article on: Developing a Plan for Communication, has really been helpful.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
27 July 2015 Soundararajan Lakshminarayanan Chennai, Tamilnadu 600048 India
Who I am Use of CTB
Research scholar pursuing the Ph.D in Management topic " Stakeholder Management in IT"
References for doing the research work
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
21 July 2015 ROBIN RUIZ WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA 33884 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Educator - BA Education, M.Ed Leadership,
currently in program PhD Ed Learning Instruction Innovation
Work focus:
Special education- Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectually disability, Positive Behavior Support, Transition, integral technology, character education, social emotional learning,
Married, four adult children,
Today, I wanted to see what others are saying about Mission and Vision and alignment with Strategic Design
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
16 July 2015 Dianna Freeman Madison, WI 53703 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Hi! My name is Dianna Freeman. I am a mother of of 2, soon-to-be 3. I am currently a stay at home mom with plans to return to the workforce in 2016 as a business owner. I am invovled in the community as a non- religious church activist, part of the PTO in my childrens school, i volunteer for the school district, and I manage informal parent boards, in various neighborhoods and centers.
I am new to Community Tool Box, and since i've found it, I can't stay away! I use this sight for so many things! It helps me with my non-profit organization start-up, My daycare/school business plan, and my Community parenting group 'PARENTING ON PURPOSE' (P.O.P.)...even with raising my kids into young activist!
I share this information with friends, family, and community members! I think this FREE sight is a blessing to those who want to come together and change our world!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
7 July 2015 Silvia Paz Los Angeles, CA 90026 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Research Analyst with Advancement Project's Healthy City program. . I have been working as a researcher for about 10 years, both in an academic setting and currently as part of a non-profit organization that works locally in Los Angeles, California and state-wide, to provide capacity to partnering organizations who are interested in engaging their local community members to be a part of the research and advocacy on important issues their communities are experiencing, particularly as it relates to health equity.
Yes, our team has referenced the Community Tool Box when we developed a set of toolkits based on the community-based participatory action research framework and applied it to our workshops on community engaged mapping. This was and continues to be an instrumental website of resources. Thank you.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
7 July 2015 Anita Paley Ballston Spa, New York 12304 Saratoga
Who I am Use of CTB
Executive Director of Community Action Agency Using it as a reference tool
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
26 June 2015 luis filipe da silva ferreira lisboa, Portugal 1070-354 Portugal
Who I am Use of CTB
Am a jubilee Partner of PwC involved now in community work in starting a backbone organisation
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
24 June 2015 Jacqueline Espinal Dallas, TX 75202 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
We are working with a number of foundations, government entities, and others to assist in creating strategic and tactical implementation plans for change.
It is great for reading about best practices and determining successful strategies.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
23 June 2015 Valerie Tjirimuje Gobabis, Omaheke Namibia
Who I am Use of CTB
I work as a Senior Community Liaison Officer (HIV and AIDS) and my role is to coordinate the activities of different partners in order to strengthen the multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS response in the region. I also work closely with communities and support group members through nutrition and livelihood projects. Through community led structures, we raise awareness on HIV epidemic drivers we monitor changes within communities. We believe in the principle of using local resources and finding local solutions to problems within the community. Of-course there are numerous social issues that are challenging such as alcohol misuse, teenage pregnancy, low levels of education, unemployment, gender based violence especially rape and cultural practices that make women and girls vulnerable to HIV infection, however we continue to raise awareness and promote multi-stakeholder response.
The CTB is my resource corner. When I need information for either trainings or community based campaigns, dialogues I get onto the internet and do some reading and literature review.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
23 June 2015 Lewis Mwenda Nairobi, Nairobi 01001 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
Iam a Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management practitioner specialized in Project Cycle Management including Project Design and Implementation; Design of M&E/Impact Assessment Studies, M&E Training, and in undertaking and disseminating both Qualitative and Quantitative research and evaluation studies.
Not yet started
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
19 June 2015 JOSEPH MOHERAI DAR ES SALAAM, DAR ES SALAAM 255 TANZANIA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a teacher and an entrepreneur. currently we are working on a new project on how to empower the disadvantaged youth in our local area. We would be glad to get more resources and help in making this project a reality.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
16 June 2015 Brenda Bayside, CA
Who I am Use of CTB
After recently obtaining two undergraduate degrees, one in Spanish and one in International Studies: Latin America from Humboldt State University, I became an Operations and Administrative Assistant for Humboldt Area Foundation. I am passionate about my role within a dynamic nonprofit seeking to better our community. In my free time I dance for a local Samba band and try to maintain a home vegetable garden. My future goals are to further my education, travel to new places and put my language skills to use, and develop a more clear vision for my career.
I sit on a task force equipped with the job of creating a more inclusive atmosphere for Humboldt Area Foundation internally as well as externally. I discovered the Community Tool Box in my research for building stronger partnerships and relationships with the communities and cultural groups we serve in our region.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
12 June 2015 Shirley Singleton Crystal Lake, IL 60012 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Hello my name is Shirley Singleton, and I am the Program Director at FamiliesETC. located in Crystal Lake, IL. Our organization help families with children who are struggling with mental challenges. We also provide families with community resources to help them to become more stable in their households. We provide services to families that have challenges within the school system with their child. I would love to talk in more details about our organization with someone from your program.
I would like to know if there a hard copy version of your program; on the how to get started information.
Thank you.
Shirley Singleton
We are in the process of implementing a youth program for the community in our area. The program will promote wellness, positive peer to peer interactions, positive coping skills and communication among the youth in our community. The program will be located throughout the community.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
10 June 2015 M. Sahr Nouwah Monrovia, State 231 Liberia
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Governance Partnership Facilitator with special engagements with local partners who do community work on issues such as development planning, democratic inclusion natural resource management and other inclusive development planning approaches.
As my work require viewing community development strategies developed by partners, I need to be informed on best practices, innovations and complexities so that my guidance will be rewarding. So, I am using Community Tool Box for training, provision of best practice advise and guidance as well as community development monitoring.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
4 June 2015 Nchindo Mbukusa Windhoek, Pioneerspark 0000 Namibia
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a lecturer of Project Management at BA and MA levels who from time to time find pieces of your work useful particularly when dealing with community related studies.
how do I obtain a copy of your work?
I use it in the lectures that I give to students and sometimes in the training of communities
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
29 May 2015 Woodrow W. Jones, II Houston, Texas, Harris County 77020 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Project RESPECT is an organization that works within communities to identify, document, and save historic slave era cemeteries. We host student organization, schools such as the YES Public Schools, Harris County Juvenile Probation Community Service Juveniles. Dr. Sharon Lundgren - Houston Psychologist brother work for your organization. Dr. Lundgren work with Project RESPECT to provide an annual program for the REGIS School of the Sacred Heart, Rice University, and other partners. Dr. Lundgren suggested we contact you to see how we could benefit from a working relationship with your organization.
Not currently working with your organization. We currently use some small tools and equipment to support our projects from the City of Houston - Keep Houston Beautiful organization. Houston Habitat also assist us with some community projects.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
28 May 2015 Sam Mugisha Fort Portal, Western 256 Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a male Ugandan, aged 34 years, of sound mind and integrity. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in project planning and Management of Uganda Management Institute, a Bachelors Degree of Arts (Organizational Studies-major); a fellowship in Monitoring and Evaluation coupled with other certificates in Monitoring and Evaluation related courses. I have a strong development background and expertise in service delivery with broad experience and working knowledge. I am well versed with project planning implementation and reporting, Human resources management aspects, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, documentation, data management, capacity building, networking, financial management, organizational and communication skills with strong computer proficiency.
Support development of HAU
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
21 May 2015 Megan Osborn Richmond, VA 23220 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I helped co-found a community organization that has surprisingly turned national in a very short amount of time. We are excited and grateful for the positive response, and the community tool box is a great tool that will help us get our new needs met. Thank you!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
21 May 2015 Lee Vanderlin Salem, OR 97301-2833 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Ancient activist. Retired Psychologist/social worker and teacher. Old and disabled, but still going!
Just found CTB and am currently exploring and, so far, loving it!!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
21 May 2015 MESHACK ONYANGO NAIROBI, NAIROBI BOX 54113 -00200-CITY SQUARE KENYA
Who I am Use of CTB
I AM COMMISSIONER IN AN INDEPENDENT CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION DEALING WITH ADVISORY MATTERS PERTAINING TO FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION, FISCAL DISCIPLINE, FISCAL NEEDS OF MARGINALIZED AREAS/ COMMUNITIES ETC
CURRENTLY WORKING ON MY PHD PROPOSAL ON FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION AND RELATED MATTERS.
ASSESSING FISCAL NEEDS THROUGH PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND OTHER ACCOUNTABLE STRATEGIES. YET TO BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE TOOL
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12 May 2015 DONFACK LOUIS DOUALA, LITTORAL (237) 675060440 CAMEROON
Who I am Use of CTB
This tool has helped us shape our vision and programs in our foundation
we are using it in our foundation as a study guide for all
those in the Educational Volunteer Department.
The whole Foundation is please for using this Humanitarian Documents.
Many thanks for this sharing (KANSAS UNIVERSITY) K.U.
Donfack Louis
The Founding Director of CLA Foundation Cameroon.
Teaching and evaluation of volunteer educators.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
9 May 2015 RENNY P.P bangalore, Karnataka 91 India
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a research scholar my research method is an Intervention model so it will help me a lot

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