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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.

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13 December 2013 Bui Van Dinh Hanoi, Vietnam 4 +84
Who I am Use of CTB
- Safety & Health Mgt Very Helpful
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12 December 2013 Frank Hines York, ME 03909 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a professional meeting facilitator with a consulting practice focused on research, strategy, and innovation mostly for Fortune 500 clients, but also for some smaller, local organizations.
I stumbled over Chapter 16 (your bits on facilitation) and thought it was an excellent summary/overview/collection on the topic. Was impressed enough to fill out this form and network with you folks.
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12 December 2013 Kakembwa Kamulete Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo 00000 Democratic Republic of the Congo
Who I am Use of CTB
I have been working with UN agencies, specifically WFP and UNICEF as a programme officer for many years. Now I have retired. I want to remain active. So now I am a programme manager for a local NGO.
We are discussing about a community-based development programme in favour of 700 000 people, living in the Shabunda District, in the South Kivu Province. These people are sevelrely affected with violence from armed groups since 1996, the territory they live in is enclaved, with no possibility to access market, to get manufactured products... Our NGO is deeply concerned by agricultural recoveru and rehabilitation.
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8 December 2013 Jacques MEKOK Bertoua, East Region 589 Cameroon
Who I am Use of CTB
Hi,
I'm a field worker recording 16 years of field experience in social work. Actually I'm working as M&E assistant in an education project.
It is my first time to jump in here; it sounds interesting so, I want to know if online training can be envisaged here.
Thanks
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6 December 2013 Denesa Segrest Memphis, Tennessee 38134 America
Who I am Use of CTB
I stumbled upon your Community Tool Box and couldn't believe my eyes at the wealth of information that your organization has so wonderfully shared with people seeking to work in the many aspects of community and social awareness. It has been nothing short of a blessing. I am the creator of an online group whose purpose is to facilitate raw, open, honest discussion about race, racism and classism in America by embracing thought diversity while challenging ingrained fears and stereotypes in seeking answers to breaking down strongholds and barriers about race, racism, and classism as the elephant in the room. Our communities are suffering because WE refuse to even talk about the very problems that are the root and core.
THANK YOU SOOO VERY MUCH!!!!
As a tool for modules, components and general ideas to build upon for teaching and structuring actions.
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3 December 2013 Anita Dotson Conroe, TX 77385 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
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1 December 2013 Annie Dares Port Vila, Vanuatu
Who I am Use of CTB
Hello I am a trainer in Youth work , Community Services and Community Development in the South Pacific . Iam based in Port Vila and deliver training to students from all over the Pacific
As part of my work i need to ensure that my research is current and informative and the community toolbox provides a wealth of information to support my students learning thank you
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20 November 2013 bujo webster dar es salaam, tanzania +255 Tanzania
Who I am Use of CTB
AM TANZANIAN, AGED 27. I'm a student of The University of Dodoma(UDOM), studying bachelor of project planning management and community development(2nd year)
this moment, its for learning purposes
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11 November 2013 Tanya Masaka, Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an international development intern in Masaka, Uganda and I have found your guide amazingly helpful in the work that I have been doing! Thank you for such a useful resource!
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7 November 2013 Ben ,
Who I am Use of CTB
Graduate student of a public administration program in San Francisco.
I just discovered and have been browsing this toolbox today, but I felt compelled to say thank you for this amazing resource. I will give more feedback soon!
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30 October 2013 Mike Mir Bear, DE 19701 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Owner and founder of Audio Jam Inc. and its other entities.
I like to learn new leadership techniques that would help me run a more efficient and effective business.
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29 October 2013 Saski Bunge Guatemala, Guatemala 01015 Guatemala
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a med-school student from Guatemala City currently on my last year.
Thank you so much for this Tool Box! We are currently working on a needs assessment survey for a community in the outskirts of the city and this site has been by far the most helpful source of information.
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29 October 2013 Garba Abdul Abuja, FCT 23409 Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Garba Abdul, and I am 40 years old and from Nigeria. I have had over 5 years of experience working as Administrative Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Database Administrator, Data Analyst, Documentation Officer and Assistant Programme Officer with Factor Consulting Group, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative and lately Platinum x Art Media Limited in Abuja since 2008. I currently applied for an advertised position with DFID for the Post of a Programme Officer and luckily for me I bumped across your site, which I found very inspiring and educative. I am so excited to see a platform such as the Community Tool Box that would help me in developing my capacity in Programmatic areas such as project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation, procedural and financial management, and corporate responsibility, which are my area of interests.
Today being my first day on the Community Tool Box site, I sincerely believe it's going to be a great experience of added value to my knowledge and ability to work more effectively in my chosen field of Non-Profit. I also hope to learn from your training programmes and information on projects and community support, which will in turn help me to build my capacity towards achieving my organization goals and objective of touching the lives of the people in my immediate community and beyond. Thank you.
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27 October 2013 Rachelle Lackey Independence, MO 64052 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I have many years experience volunteering with nonprofit organizations such as Leadership African, BBBS of Greater KC, Great Pyrenees Rescue, Sweet Pea Foundation and St. Bernard Rescue. I am in the middle of the MPA program through Park University and in the process of adopting a child. My desire is to be the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization that assists those that are disenfranchised.
I am learning more about being employed by a NPO vs. strictly volunteering.
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26 October 2013 Christine Pion Kewadin, MI 49648 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I recently attended training to be an adult literacy tutor. I also want to start a small literacy workshop at our Clubhouse, which is a psycho-social rehabilitation program for adults struggling with mental illness.
I am reading information on peer education and adult literacy programs.
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17 October 2013 Dennis Steggink Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
Who I am Use of CTB
We initiated and managed a Neighbourhood watch type organisation. The community realised that the matter of security is much bigger than the speedy responds to crime in general (ADT) and that the community required a wholistic approach to a local organisation combining job creation, housing, sanitation/health, education and safety. We created the HUB which combined all aspects and are in search for sustainability. Taxing the community outright was not an option but shifting the home and business security spend proved easier, however.... we found that as the safety improved, community members reduced their contributions to the point where the organisation had to put on hold. It is a catch 22. Increase crime in recent times saw a considerable interest in members organising new structures dealing with the matters of security. It is a crying shame to see how the entire cycle is restarted, loosing all value created before.
Using the model to define a business case for a telecommunication company, local business, security service providers, local government (Education, Health and Safety) and finally... the community.
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16 October 2013 Frankie Gallagher Melbourne Australia, Victoria 3088 Australia
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a community development worker with 32 years experience firstly as a volunteer and then as a professional. I come from Northern Ireland and utilised community development principle and practices as a change management process to further develop the evolving peace as a community emerging from violent conflict and to address the multiple deprivations that many of the communities suffered in Northern Ireland
I have now moved to Australia and am utilising the same principles and practices to engage the Aboriginal communities to build capacity and help reconcile with the more modern population.
I have accessed Community Toolbox now for more years than I can remember, it has been a constant resource and guide for me.
I would access the Tool Box to check if I am on the right track and use it as a check list for project management process and project specification. I also wanted to look at some templates for report writing.
Over the years I have dipped into the Tool Box just to browse and give me ideas about my ideas for creating certain dynamic projects that would help me move a situation on when needed.
Sometimes I assessed it to learn and read up on the many aspects of CD.
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15 October 2013 Larry Burks Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am currently the Assistant City Administrator of Bellevue, NE. I have been working in local government for about 8 years, with additional experience in the non-profit arena of about 3 years.

Economic Development, Community Development, Strategic Planning and Project Management.
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1 October 2013 April Teichrow Winnsboro, Texas 75494 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
RN working on master's degree. Researching community surveys. Interested in Windshield surveys for this units' research.
If there were selections to make on home page, such as windshield surveys that I am trying to research
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1 October 2013 Barry Armstrong New York City, New York USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a teacher in New York State, and I am hoping to create a children's museum in my community and in the doing create a children's task force.
I am hoping to create a children's museum in my community and in the doing create a children's task force. There are a lot of agencies either working independently of each other, competing and often duplicating services. I am hoping that schools, PTOs, YMCA, 4H,the various civic organizations, Scouting and other child advocacy groups,arts groups, parents and government agencies like Head Start, Social Services etc. can create a powerful force to deal with child issues. I want our area to be known for its child advocacy. Your information has been invaluable, and even though this is all in its infancy stages, I feel much more prepared for the tasks ahead because of your mission. Thank you so much! Additionally, I am a teacher in the poorest school in New York State, and have been using some of the advice to rally people to make positive changes in our school and, quite frankly, though sometimes quite exhausting, it has also been very rewarding and always exciting. Thanks again for all that you have done.
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1 October 2013 Beth McLaughlin , Alaska USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am working with a group on an island in rural SE Alaska, starting to do coalition building.
I recently read the Coalition Building chapter from your Community Toolbox resource. I am working with a group on an island in rural SE Alaska who are in the beginning phases of coalition building after a 2 year community planning project. This chapter is AWESOME! It has everything I was hoping to find for a group that is just beginning this journey, and the chapter hit so many important point. Thank you so much for putting it out there. I am also going to share this resource with a contact at the State of Alaska, Department of Prevention + Early Intervention. Thanks again for developing something USEABLE + CONCISE!!!
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1 October 2013 Jonna Shelomith St. Paul, Minnesota 55102 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Work with 4,000 county (local government) workers doing anti-oppression work.
Everything about cultural competency we will put to use in our Corrections, Human Services and Public Health departments immediately! And the facilitation clarity will help a team of facilitators that guide anti-racism work for 1,000 staff get sharper! Thank you so much!
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1 October 2013 Margarita Barron Cordoba, Cordoba 5000 Argentina
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a full time professor of growth and development at the School of education in de Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. Part of my time at University is devoted to form Interdisciplinary professionals in Adolescent Development, education and health.Investigation on adolescent vulnerability and resilience.
Both for teaching undergraduates and graduated students at University and in communitary actions that result from our investigation.
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1 October 2013 Christine Semambo-Sempebwa Kampala, Kampala District -Nakawa Division Not applicable Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Chief Executive Office of ka Tutandike Uganda. Ka Tutandike Uganda exists to make timely interventions and improve the quality of life of children and people with Disabilities in Uganda.
To learn more about other innovative approaches out there. Make it more valuable by giving consolation prizes to entries that do not make it to the top ten. They could get mention in the newsletter and be advised on how to become winners! Very good work. Thank you.
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1 October 2013 Richard Oler Pittsburg, KS 66762 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Retired CPA from public practice. Community volunteer and presently working with the CFSEK.
Interested in developing community leadership in Pittsburg.
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1 October 2013 jennifer E Brown Amherst, MA 1002 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Hello, I am a University of Massachusetts Amherst Doctorate of Nursing Practice student. This semester we are focusing on program evaluation and beginning the process of a community intervention using the Minnesota Dept of Hlth intervention wheel.
Just beginning to look through your site, I am interested in "asthma friendly housing units". Great site and I can say this with confidence having done extensive reading. Thanks!
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1 October 2013 Karen Vermillion Keshena, Wisconsin 54135 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Community and Natural Resource Development Educator University of Wisconsin Extension Menominee County/Nation
I will review CTB and am able to comment after that review. Thank you.
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1 October 2013 Hope Wharton Arlington, Texas 76012
Who I am Use of CTB
Parent Resource Center To collaborate with other organizations
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1 October 2013 RONALD DDUNGU KAMPALA, KAMPALA 256 UGANDA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a teacher and incharge of community outreach programmes in my school I am just new to it but would like to acquire a workstation.
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1 October 2013 Faiz Naufal Purwokerto, Jawa Tengah 53176 Indonesia
Who I am Use of CTB
I am actively writing in the field of health on http://www.metris-community.com/category/kesehatan/ and 1 interest too about self development http://www.metris-community.com/inspirational-quotes-about-life/
This community is very helpful to build a healthy society because these pages provide practical guidance in creating change and improvement.
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1 October 2013 camlus otieno Maralal, Rift Valley 254 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
I.m a public health professional working as a project officer for Health HIV/AIDS with an international NGO in rural northern Kenya.
The toolbox seem interesting and stimulating (ideologically) but there is need to have a one stop download link for those who'd like to do so (when they find it useful).
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1 October 2013 April Teichrow Winnsboro, Texas 75494 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
RN working on BSN and then will start MSN currently studying community nursing. Live in rural community in East Texas 64 years old, 43 years of experience as an RN
At this time would be research tool for my on-going education
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1 October 2013 Shundra Walker Hattiesburg, MS 39404 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a health educator that work closely with the community to develope, implement and evaluate health related programs.
I am new to this site, but I think it would be a valuable tool in my day to day work as a health educator.
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1 October 2013 Nand Kishore Kumawat Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006 INDIA
Who I am Use of CTB
I have a N.G.O. 'Nidaan Samajik Vikas Sanstha' in Jaipur and we work on health, education, environment, child, mother, aged problems.
We are working on child labore and child prostitution and we want to open centres for them where they could get education, food, shelter, health, love and better life base.
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1 October 2013 Farah Salim Springfield, IL 62704 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
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1 October 2013 Zoilo Torres Brooklym, New York 11215 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a life-long community, labor, and political organizer. I use it to develop ideas, planning, as a refresher, and self edification.
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1 October 2013 Siba Sankar Mohanty Koraput, Orissa 764036 India
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a development professional working as Secretary of a social voluntary organisation namely HELP (Health, Environment & Literacy of People). HELP basically working for the rural community in the issue of health, livelihood and governance activities.
We are basically working in the CTB process like Gaon Kalyan Samiti (GKS), VDC (Village Development Committee), Woman SHG, CBO, Youth Club, Vana Samrakhyana Samiti (VSS) etc.
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1 October 2013 henny sunariyanto malang, east java 65147 indonesia
Who I am Use of CTB
1.Background of The Organization Lembaga Pembina Anak Bangsa (LPAB) was registered at Department 0f Justice Indonesia Government by Notary Bambang Irawan. The establishment of the organization based on the idealism of honesty, love, care and friendship to the children less than 18 years old. The organization's commitment is to improve health, well-being and skills especially for the children from low-socioeconomic status. We define that health broadly included within the view of physical, economic, social, and psychologically health factors that affect individuals, families, and communities. 2.Objectives * To develop health quality to the children. * To develop skills and talents to the children *To encourage the children to grow-up, live, and work in a healthy environment *To discuss with the parents about the importance of health and education to the children 3.Vision We believe that children under 18 years old need to be protected from the practices that can restrain their development physically and emotionally. 4.Mission Organizing the activities that can increase the children's development, for example; vocational training for skills and health.
To develop the skills and health of the target groups.
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1 October 2013 MAKRY Group Kenya Nakuru, Rift Valley 20100 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
MAKRY is an acronym that stands for; Minimizing Acrimonies in Kenya by Reforming and Responding to the Youth. The group is a youth oriented organization that gives youth in and out of school a platform for expression, a forum for deliberation, a room for realization and a stage for actualizing dreams and ambitions based on a common bond of interest. The group majors in sensitization, advocacy, life skills and innovative mechanism as ways of engaging the youths to be part of the transformation and agents for positive change in their respective peers and community at large.
I will be able to share what we are doing and learn more from other organizations on various malpractices and/or issues around the world. Information that I will get from here I will be able to use and share with other organizations.
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1 October 2013 George Payatikat Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001 India
Who I am Use of CTB
George Payatikat is a member of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD). He worked as a Missionary in the Jhabua District of Madhya Pradesh in the early years of his priestly ministry. He is the Founder-director of Janvikas in Indore."Janvikas" is an NGO based in Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, in central India,started in the year 2001. Indore is a fast developing Industrial and commercial capital of M.P. With the growth of industrialization and urbanization people from rural areas are migrating to Indore in large numbers. Poverty is more severe and striking in city slums rather than in villages. Reading the signs of the times, Janvikas decided to work for he integral development of the underprivileged and marginalized people in Indore, who are deprived of their right to live as dignified and responsible citizens because of their ignorance, illiteracy and poverty.
We work with the marginalized group of people in the slums in Indore. Any support we receive will be helpful for our work with the poor people of the slums here.
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1 October 2013 Gurumantra Khalsa Riverside, CA 92507 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Resident of Riverside, CA, the City Of Our Dreams. Just found out about you. A friend, Eva, shared you with me.
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1 October 2013 Wanda Russell Chesapeake, VA 23322 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a grant writer for Heart of Compassion Partnerships, In., a non-profit, located in Chesapeake, Virginia.
We are using the site to assist us in grant writing, locating grants, applying for a grant and general information. As we become more familiar with the site, we would be better informed to make suggestions.
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1 October 2013 Afh Gittens Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Who I am Use of CTB
Consultant working with NGO, CBO and youth groups in HIV&AIDS, youth development, community development.
I am using and will use the CTB to help in evaluation of projects and for writing for grant funding
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1 October 2013 Cornelia Wakhanu Nairobi, Nairobi 254 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
I am trained nurse midwife and working in relief world, conflict, post conflict, development set ups in both secondary and in PHC and reproductive health.
This tool box has assisted me to empower my counterpants to be good leaders and supervisors in service delivery, community mobilization, conducting training, writing reports. It has made me possess import information and skills that has made many admire me. I have shared with many especially those in community health and development. I have assisted some who admire to join training in community health and development though have not due to financial constrains but do refer the materials during their work. I am planning to assist some of the students who are in trainings and luck materials for reference - to buy books or get browse internet. I have decided in the future with possibility to start u a community project in my area as many people suffer. I have supported through advice the youth in my area in developing a youth association by themselves. They hare prepared to get a loan that will assist them do something as unemployment is rampant in my community. Unfortunately, they did not manage to get the loan yet as there was corruption in the Youth Enterprise development fund, eight million or billions stolen by the officials. I try to communicate to them even without being there physically. They have maintained their association despite being young and discouraged where they collect a few cents. They await the fund to be relaunched for their project. They requested me to plan to train them on development of the business before they get the loan and how to sustain it. I will use the same materials but will also use my cash to print for them the first materials from the CTB before they help themselves. This has led to improved behaviour in our community due to reduced idleness of the youth especially males. This toolbox will assist me also to integrate the health issues like HIV/AIDS in the youth association. I have used the toolbox in Merlin - UK international a relief agency in North Sudan dedicated in serving the needy Darfurians. Especially empowering the national staffs to train, supervise and conduct meetings, do community evaluation. etc, I left the organization due to family issues but I am grateful to the Community health issues they attend to in the most difficult environment. They have endured all the hardship until their cash was taken at gunpoint twice in the same week. They run a PHC and RH. We trained staffs who are able to to the work with minmal support from the expatriate. This I have seen most times whenwe relocate to Kartoum due to escalating insecurity, we leave them behind and they work tirelessly with remote support from the expat staff in Khartoum. Whenever we are the sub Base in Nyala -South Darfur, most times we were unable to move out due to much kidnapping and security threats in the area of operation at field sites. The nationas we empowered were able to move and coordinate untill the risk also involved them making them be at base too. They could also do remote management through phones, letters, and meetings at end month. If I had power to participate, my prize would go straight to them as Merlin former staff appreciating the kind of work they do in difficult situation but with transition and kind of sustainability on human resources. Thanks
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1 October 2013 Audy B , Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
This site is awesome! Thanks so much
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1 October 2013 sarah olalo kisumu, nyanza 254 kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a public health practitioner and i am involved in community based activities especially on issues of disease prevention, advocacy and capacity building.
i find this tool kit very useful and would like to use it in in my day to day work which is aimed at enabling deprived entities realize their potential and contribute towards their development.i would therefore kindly request for a complete copy of the tool kit or a complete set of the power point presentations as downloading each section and the subsections is a bit cumbersome. thank you
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1 October 2013 Jim Kennedy Geneva, NY 14456 Ontario
Who I am Use of CTB
I represent a federally qualified health center in NYS serving rural communities.
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1 October 2013 sofiane osmani Setif, Setif 19000 Algeria
Who I am Use of CTB
marketing student i dont find more resources
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1 October 2013 Cynthia Arganbright Manhattan, Kansas 66502 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) alumni (May 2006-Feb. 2009). My main focus as a VISTA volunteer was resource development. I am currently the Resouce Development Coordinator for Morning Star, Inc. a Consumer Run Organization in Manhattan, Kansas. I was recently invited to participte in the Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mantal Health Leadership Academy. The Academy requires that participants engage in a community service project. My project will involve walking Morning Star, Inc. through the Strategic Planning process.
The CTB has a pertinent user-friendly guide to developing a strategic plan. I plan to use this guide to walk Morning Star, Inc. through the planning process.
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1 October 2013 juanita ortiz texas city, tx 77590 usa
Who I am Use of CTB
Residential Advocate for a organization that supports woman and children in crisis situations
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