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Dear Advisor of Community Tool Box,

A small "public library" committee is trying to start action to that goal in Byron, MN, a rich, professional suburb of Rochester Minnesota with the Mayo Clinic. Our community started as a small 600 pop. rural farm community and has grown over the years to a bedroom community of Mayo Clinic professionals, senior citizens, and a superb flourishing elite school system. We would like to have a small library. We have received funding support of the Byron Community Foundation to develop an information sheet for distribution to Byron organizations for a later community support survey. I have read your helps and they're great, but wonder if you might have any specific info for our situation. appreciate your wonderful website.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Developing an Intervention
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  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
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  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
jeu, 04/14/2016
How would one evaluate an education oriented project, Can you list steps?
Thanks
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
mer, 04/13/2016
Does one of your chapters address the reluctance staff may feel to encourage wide participation because someone may say or do something that's off message or reflects poorly on the organization? Along the same line, how about staff reluctance to involve people because there can be blow-back if staff ends up negotiating a resolution that some campaign activists don't like.
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
mer, 04/13/2016
I am trying to find copies of successful applications of Assets of Community Value (so we don't have to 're-invent the wheel'. Where can I find some please?
Assessing Community Needs and Resources mer, 04/13/2016
Good afternoon. I am looking for a (short) Mission Statement for: 1. An Insurance Sub-Committee tasked with both evaluating an HOA's insurance needs and interviewing and recommending insurance firms to the BOG and 2. An Audit Sub-Committee tasked with both evaluating an HOA's accounting needs and interviewing and recommending auditing firms to the BOG
Improving Organizational Management and Development lun, 04/11/2016
Hello, I am a consultant writing a strategic plan for a non-profit. One deliverable from the RFP is to "create assessment tools/methods for evaluating outcomes, goals, strategies and programs." I am confused about what form this should take--is this a one page series of assessment questions that will evaluate all of these, or a multi-page document with questions about each? Do you know of any samples that I could refer to? I know what an assessment tool is generally but I'm not clear on what it means in this case. Thank you!
  • Evaluating the Initiative
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
ven, 04/08/2016
Can you give me your advice on our mission statement.

Bound By Dog Tags Foundation

Mission Statement

Promoting camaraderie and emotional support to Veterans in need, from others that answered the call of service for country.
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
ven, 04/08/2016
Hi, i have lean a lot from you so now i want to reference about you , what can i say?
jeu, 04/07/2016
What are the steps in the following: write "an assessment of the direct and indirect financial consequences for your proposed initiative".

Thank you,
Tracey K. Carr
Writing a Grant Application for Funding mer, 04/06/2016
Hi, I just had joined your organization. I like to learn more about leadership programs, I am a supervisor and property manager. Any ideas you have in mind would be greatly appreciated.
mar, 04/05/2016
Are you aware of any survey or a bank of questions I can use in a survey I could develop with my staff, parents and students to assess our level of cultural competence, implicit biases and institutionally racist practices?
Enhancing Cultural Competence mer, 03/30/2016
Hi CTB,
I live in a small town in central CA but I grew up in.... Kansas!!!!! So I had to write to you. My dad was a prof at KSU. No kidding. Kansas was a wonderful place to grow up. Wouldn't trade it for anything!

Here's my question: I haven't spent a lot of time reading everything on your site; there is SO much to read! I'm hoping you can point me in the best direction. I am a parent of two school aged children. Our town is about 40% White, 55% Latino, 5% Punjabi. 70% of the kids in our schools qualify for free/reduced meals, so money is an issue for most folks. Many of the Latinos and Punjabi adults do not speak English. Our schools are in pretty poor shape, both in terms of academics and facilities. In Nov. '18, some people (of which I am one) would like to pass a school bond or a tax so that we can raise money to fix the schools and haev better programs. However, we all agree that the community is not unified and there is a lack of trust between different groups. In addition, our largest voting majority are elderly or "empty nesters", so they no longer have a child in school.

I believe that we need to figure out how to build trust between the groups and unite the community, so that we can pass a bond or a tax for the schools.

HOW can we build community and trust between such a wide variety of people, who are different in age, culture/ethnicity, socioeconomics, and language, and who have very different goals?

Thank you very much!
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
sam, 03/26/2016
How do I cite this as a source? Who are the authors?

Thank you.
lun, 03/07/2016
We are looking to start a youth peer group for 14-24 year olds living with a mental illness. I would like to have a contract for the youth to sign when they first join stating they will be respectful and no aggression. Is there anything I could use as a guideline. While I want this to be their group I feel there needs to be some guidelines and responsibilities for the participants.
  • Building Leadership
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
mer, 02/10/2016
I run a non profit organization that promotes healthy living in San Diego, Ca. The biggest problem I have is getting help with projects. How would you suggest motivating others to work for free and how to find them?
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Building Leadership
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
mer, 02/10/2016
Can you provide the names of the author(s) who wrote Section 8. Ethical Leadership? I would like to use it in an essay.
mer, 02/10/2016
Hi there, I'm looking to cite information from your articles for an academic assignment and I'm looking for specific authors in chapter 13. Can you help direct me to the location where authors are listed? Thank you!
sam, 02/06/2016
How can I obtain all of the power point presentation you have to offer on how to start Support Groups. I am the Social Worker for Lititz Hematology and Oncology Care in Lititz, PA. We are going to build and start several support groups that address the needs of our particular population (cancer patients, cancer survivors, their families, etc) we are going to develop groups that address such things as How Cancer Impacts Everything and Everyone, How to continue to work fulltime or part time with Cancer, How do I explain this to my kids, and many others.
Sustaining the Work or Initiative mer, 02/03/2016
I would like to propose a way to deter the youth of America from using tobacco products; however, I am usure how I would go about doing this.
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Building Leadership
  • Advocating for Change
sam, 01/30/2016
Hi, I'm a MSW intern and I want to do a community-based participatory action research. I need some examples of things I can. I am in a community organizing class. I want to work with fathers who were involved with child welfare system, and how to build a support system for them in the community.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
mar, 01/26/2016
I am on a committee that would like to use Photovoice concepts to explore one particular zip code in Reno, Nevada. We want to use 'at-risk' youth, all of them have smart phones. We were thinking of having them upload images directly to a shared site or platform. Does anyone have any experience with this versus digital/traditional cameras??
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Building Leadership
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
lun, 01/25/2016
How do we develop a structure a for a community based organization whose strategic plan has expired and has no constitution?
Developing Strategic and Action Plans ven, 01/22/2016
what types of questions should be asked when calling a foundation for grants? Assessing Community Needs and Resources mer, 01/20/2016
It is permissible for us to use these examples in a training session we are conducting for community service organizations in Howard County, Maryland?
mar, 01/19/2016

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