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Toolkits

Toolkits help you get a quick start on key activities in community work.

Select the work closest to what you are doing to see an outline of key tasks, examples, and links to more detailed instructional sections.

1. Creating and Maintaining Partnerships

This toolkit provides guidance for creating a partnership among different organizations to address a common goal.

2. Assessing Community Needs and Resources

This toolkit provides guidance for conducting assessments of community needs and resources.

3. Analyzing Problems and Goals

This toolkit helps in analyzing personal and environmental factors that influence the problem to be addressed.

4. Developing a Framework or Model of Change

This toolkit helps in developing a picture of the pathway from activities to intended outcomes.

5. Developing Strategic and Action Plans

This toolkit aids in developing a vision, mission, objectives, strategies, and action plan for the effort.

6. Building Leadership

This toolkit helps in developing a plan for enhancing leadership and its core tasks.

7. Developing an Intervention

This toolkit provides supports for developing core components of a community intervention and adapting them to fit the context.

8. Increasing Participation and Membership

This toolkit provides guidance for increasing participation and engaging stakeholders in change efforts.

9. Enhancing Cultural Competence

This toolkit aids in assessing and enhancing cultural competence in your organization or community effort.

10. Advocating for Change

This toolkit supports planning for advocacy efforts and responding to opposition.

11. Influencing Policy Development

This toolkit provides guidance for bringing about policy change in organizations and communities.

12. Evaluating the Initiative

This toolkit aids in developing an evaluation of a community program or initiative.

13. Implementing Social Marketing

This toolkit assists in developing a social marketing effort to promote adoption and use of innovations.

14. Writing a Grant Application for Funding

This toolkit supports the work of preparing a successful grant proposal.

15. Improving Organizational Management and Development

This toolkit provides guidance for enhancing your organization's governance structure and improving communication.

16. Sustaining the Work or Initiative

This toolkit supports planning for using different tactics to sustain your organization or community initiative.