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I'm organizing a small grassroots group to work to educate our local county commissioners about a single issue at this time. I've named it a coalition. We have about 40 people involved. Some would like to donate small amounts for signs and possibly to have a lawyer consult. Is there a threshold at which I'm required to file as a political committee or non-profit entity? The money handling legal requirements are my biggest concern.
Thu, 03/07/2019
I have a specific project, for using the Toolbox .. but am wondering if someone is already doing it in their community .. so that I might learn how it is working .. and how it is not. -- Is there someplace where Toolbox users can find each other?
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Sat, 03/02/2019
I’m looking for examples of applied community psychology programmes/projects that address behaviour change in waste management - both at home (within a neighbourhood) as well as at community retail/eating places.

Thank you
Developing an Intervention Sun, 02/24/2019
I want to thank community box for that amazing work, I represent myself I'm Adem Ouni I have 24 years and I'm Tunisian.i'm a president of new NGO that works on social growth through education, family cohesion and developing leadership in kids aged between 8 to 18 years old.
My question is, what's the major factors to make an NGO succeed to promote its cause and make a movement in the society during the first year of activity?
and thanks
Improving Organizational Management and Development Sun, 02/17/2019

I'm interested in the field and wish to see how I can grow into it, the current question on my mind is if I'm able to bring this service as an interesting idea to the Insurance company I'm currently employed in, working in the marketing department.

They're actively avoiding social media but I've got them to put some interest into the idea.
Any suggestions on options that may assist the push?
Something aimed at the insurance company itself and maybe how to assist the agents,.
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Influencing Policy Development
Thu, 02/14/2019
How to honor community leaders
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Building Leadership
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Mon, 02/11/2019
Hello: After obtaining my certificate on "Prevention of crimes and violence in urban areas" ... at the Institute of the World Bank Group ... I thought to capitalize these achievements by developing a project entitled "PREVENTING CRIME AND VIOLENCE AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE TRAINING STRUCTURES OF MINADER AND MINEPIA IN CAMEROON"
Currently I work as Head of socio-professional integration of youth in a government program to support the renovation and development of vocational training in the sectors of agriculture, livestock and fisheries, with the aim of mission of:
- Participate in the development of approaches and tools to support youth projects;
- Participate in the process of selecting and approving projects to be financed; and
- Provide technical support to training structures in the field of integration of young people trained.
My motivation for the design of this project is firstly that several acts of crime and violence are most often found both during the training and during the implementation of the projects of the young people trained. In a second step ... it is about the young people in various situations of inactivities ... who after being trained in agropastoral and halieutic trades ... will ensure the renewal of the aging workforce ... and of it contributes to Cameroon's vision by 2035 ... to reduce the youth unemployment rate as much as possible by creating sustainable and income-generating jobs.
My question is to know if I can benefit from a support on the finalization of this project so that it can be financed by the International Agencies?
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Thu, 02/07/2019
I am trying to find some resources on identifying organizational needs. We are beginning a strategic planning process.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Thu, 02/07/2019
I am writing to connect myself to one of your wonderful professional advisors, for the following two purposes: 1) I am a master student in Urban Planning Program at KU. I am looking forward to talking with an advisor in person to study how emotions play a role of providing services to our community. 2) the goal of this project is to write a blog post regarding the interview for the purpose of introducing your professions/roles, as well for the advertising purposes. Therefore, I sincerely ask for a 15-minute meeting to interview one of your wonderful advisors. Thanks!
Improving Organizational Management and Development Tue, 02/05/2019
Good afternoon,

I would love to have a conference call with an adviser to discuss a community survey that I need to create for a new initiative that we are introducing to our community.

Through this initiative, Erie Arts & Culture and its collaborating partners will enhance and activate public spaces by delivering accessible cultural programs and activities that tap into the creativity, imagination, experience, and wisdom of community members. Through the New Horizons initiative, we aim to identify and then directly address systems that have perpetuated neighborhood disparities.

I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
Tue, 02/05/2019
Museums that are nonprofits hold not only financial resources but collections including historic buildings and the board of directors is entrusted with ensuring the financial health of the organization as well as the proper care of the collections. Is there any reason why you should not call the Board members TRUSTEES? They are entrusted with more than financial responsibilities including oversight and fundraising. They must also be responsible for the collection.
  • Building Leadership
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Sat, 02/02/2019
Hello! I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles. I'm working on an article advising women on conflict resolution at home and at work. Please let me know if there's an expert or advisor available to provide a few insights by next week (2/7). I would just need 15 minutes or so by phone or email. I'm at 805-405-9675 or kristinmarguerite at

Thanks very much,
Kristin Marguerite Doidge, MA
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Tue, 01/29/2019
I am very interested in talking to one of your advisors. I see that you have worked with a group within our region-- Seymour Arm Seniors. I was pleasantly surprised to discover your work being done/ used so closeby.
A group of us are attempting to obtain a long term care facility for our community of Chase and area and your resources and information could be very useful to us.
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Mon, 01/28/2019
I am looking to design a program specifically for homeless families in Atlanta. I am very interested in the Housing First initiative. I want to use this approach as my first point of help for these individuals then follow up with a plan to improve other areas of their lives like education, job skills, health etc. I wonder if you can point me in the right direction to initiate contacts that offer assistance with making Housing FIrst a part of our program. Any advice on how we can go about developing a program with that in mind will be appreciated. thanks

My name is Roxshawn Shilt. My email is
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Thu, 01/17/2019
I cannot understand the issues affecting poor marginalized coommunities ...i want to determine the issues that can affect the poor people a d i want to know the meaning of marginalized communities ..can you help me on my report ?
Analyzing Problems and Goals Sun, 01/13/2019
Good morning,

I am looking for a breastfeeding community needs assessment. Do you happen to know of any or could you point me in the direction of who I could ask? It would be greatly appreciated if the assessment was tested or used in more than one community (perhaps across states).

Best Regards,
Wendy Avila Rodriguez
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Wed, 01/09/2019
Hi, I would like some advice/help in developing a program for positive change in Zimbabwe. After nearly 40 years of oppression and corruption, the country is facing yet another crippling economic crisis. I have observed that the general population has given up hope and there is an atmosphere of despair and negativity coupled with the feeling of powerlessness. The people of Zimbabwe need a common vision of hope for the future.
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Building Leadership
  • Advocating for Change
  • Influencing Policy Development
Fri, 01/04/2019
Optimal petetion format and method of circulation..
Purpose of petetion - demonstrate community support to obtain federal historic preservation status
and federal historic Landmark distinction . Petetion will be presented to elected government representatives of community to enlist support.

Method of delivery? Looking for template and process to circulate petetion electronically ...all suggestions grestly appreciated.
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Influencing Policy Development
Mon, 12/31/2018
I want to do outcome evaluation on malaria program at community level. Would you mind sending resources related to outcome evaluation, please?
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Evaluating the Initiative Mon, 12/24/2018
A group of moms in my local community and i have started a bullying support group for families. We have gained about 200 members so far and we are constantly working on compiling a list of resources from extra curricular activities to counseling services. My question is considering we in no way wish to do any kind of fundraising do we need to take any legal steps to being a support group?
Developing an Intervention Sun, 12/23/2018
i am the head of a section in my company and i have noted that members in my unit are not aware of the safety procedures and i therefore decided to make them aware.Among the three types of communication which one would i use? and why?
Improving Organizational Management and Development Mon, 12/03/2018
I am developing a community-based learning support club as my post graduate studies project. I am a vocational educator and trainer in Australia in our community health services sector. I would like to incorporate the Community Toolbox into my blended learning workshops under licensed authorisation. Can you advise if this type of license is firstly possible for here in Australia, and under what license agreement this would occur.
Sat, 12/01/2018
I want to become a community leader, how do I get started? Who do I talk to? Building Leadership Mon, 11/19/2018
I am organizing a March for Light in response to the murders in Pittsburgh. It will be tied into Chanukah, the festival of light. How do I go about quickly organizing events in five major cities in the U.S.? Do I need an experienced organizer? I have people in various cities who are willing to be captains of the events in their cities. Time is of the essence. Chanukah is four weeks away. Thank you.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Advocating for Change
Wed, 11/07/2018

I searched about multicultural Therapy in the Community tool Box website but I"m still confuse about strategies for client engagement, exercises and techniques in the multicultural perspective.

May you help me wih this issues?

Best wishes,
Beatriz Melo

Enhancing Cultural Competence Wed, 11/07/2018
Do you have an APA citation for this source? Writing a Grant Application for Funding Tue, 11/06/2018

I am part of an organization that is seeking to purchase a house to create a youth-centered community space in Detroit, Michigan. Do you have any information about how groups have converted different spaces to community centers and the challenges they faced and how they were successful?

Thank you!
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
Mon, 11/05/2018
Hello, checking on the best way to wrap into partnerships in a community to raise awareness, plan of action for assisting community to know and implement resources for at risk dual diagnosed youth to assist in keeping out of the pipeline to prison--
Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships Mon, 11/05/2018
Can you assist and partner to launch an international mission/leadership training center ?
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Sun, 11/04/2018
I have used your Tool Box and would like to send you my Logic Model for review. Is there a mentor or someone that would be willing to review and provide feedback to me? I want to have the greatest impact on transforming math education for young children. Please let me know where to email my LM.
Thank you,
Barbara Pearl
Increasing Participation and Membership Mon, 10/29/2018
Are the terms program and intervention used interchangeably? I feel like a program is an intervention but an intervention may not be a program. I ask because I teach a program planning course, the name of the book is program planning, but as soon as we start talking about what will happen, the word changes to intervention. For me, an intervention is more research based where a program is more community based. I can't find the answer here or on the internet - what is the difference between the two?
Developing a Framework or Model of Change Fri, 10/26/2018