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Dado que las preguntas que hacemos ya son un reflejo implícito de nuestros estereotipos y pensamientos sobre un tema, parece importante considerar cuidadosamente lo que queremos preguntar antes de diseñar un programa de intervención.
Nuestra pregunta aquí es:
¿Sobre qué base deciden los investigadores (en la fase de diseño del programa de intervención) qué preguntas hacer?
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Wed, 10/09/2019
How do we make sure that the intervention fulfills its goals? Wed, 10/09/2019
What methodology can you institute to put in place a water sector committee in the organization which has several departments?
Building Leadership Sat, 10/05/2019
Do you have the complete guide ( Generating, Managing, and Sustaining Financial Resources) document that can be sent to me or I would have to copy it from the website?
Sat, 10/05/2019
I work for a local public health department and we are constantly putting health messages in our community. Is there a template or guidance on how to formulate questions that evaluate comprehension and overall effectiveness of our health messaging materials?
Evaluating the Initiative Mon, 09/30/2019
The County Attorney's Office has asked me to provide a, "Letter of Request" in order to be placed on a list for funding next year. I serve Washington County Maryland residents that are in need of housing, jobs and transportation as they reenter the community pursuant to incarceration. Should I ask for money or just show proof of my 501C3 status and what services we provide and that we will be submitting applications for grants in the future?.
Thu, 09/26/2019
we are starting a Community Mentor Program for birth moms in foster care ,how can I get pamphlets,DVD' any information on this topic ,training mentors information to train with etc
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
Thu, 09/26/2019
Hello! I am a graduate student at NAU and we are working on a rural community change project. Do you have any resources about integrating telehealth, mobile clinics and possibly nurses being stationed at other public places than a clinic/hospital, such as a library? We are specifically trying to solve the problem of transportation for patients in a rural community.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
Mon, 09/23/2019
Hello from Revelstoke, British Columbia Canada,
I am seeking policy guidelines and especially samples for a very small Canadian charity.
I sit on the Board of the Revelstoke Hospice Society.

can you direct me to a no-cost or low-cost resource which might help us in our creation, updating and revision of our policies and procedures.

Many, many thanks,
Maria-Lynn Johnson
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Mon, 09/23/2019
Hi there,

My nonprofit organization is currently examining whether to keep a program or close it out. There are a number of considerations to make regarding fiances, the community served, ability to fundraise. I am in search of tools/analysis types that would help make the decision (or at least provide an objective lens). Are there any resources that I can be guided to that would assist.

Thanks and Very Best,

Bryan
  • Evaluating the Initiative
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Mon, 09/23/2019
Hello - I was looking on the web site that is linked to this site regarding where to go for what grant, alot of these sites are either no longer available, giving the error message saying this, or they state that you will be redirected and you are not. I am simply looking for assistance in receiving some form of personal medical grant or be directed where to go for this assistance.
Sat, 09/21/2019
I am organizing a chapter of Fullercenter.org to build homes for victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA.

I need to organize a board of directors to begin the process.

Can you recommend some resources to help me figure out how to recruit experienced board members for a new organization?
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Building Leadership
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Thu, 09/19/2019
I just emerged the youth leader of my community in port harcourt city local government area of Rivers state,Nigeria.
I just took over an office that had overtime been unaccountable,unsure,disappointing,inefficient and grossly corrupt.This is the first time of my assumption of such office although I have been involved in community based activism and advocacy.There is great need for me to firstly address widespread unemployment,poverty and insecurity amidst hundreds of corporate organizations,multinational businesses and companies which we are HOST COMMUNITIES to.
What do you think I can do to alleviate and improve on the situation,what blueprint do I employ?
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Building Leadership
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
Mon, 09/16/2019
Hello! I work with Civic Nebraska on their Collective Impact Lincoln initiative. One of our focuses right now is a neighborhood/business district in the community. One issue that I have commonly heard from business owners is that there is a lot of different things in the area that they thought would make this area more of a hub. For example, there are two nearby colleges, however, not many students frequent this business district. Another issue to address is how we can pull more traffic of people stopping into this area, even though it is on an heavily busy street. There are already great businesses in this area, but there is just the issue of being on a busy street that it is hard to notice all the different businesses when driving, as well as sometimes the hours. What are some tips, toolkits, resources, etc. you would recommend looking into to help address some of these issues? There is so many diverse businesses, an art exhibit, and really great things this area has to offer, but I feel it is being overlooked.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
Mon, 09/16/2019
Hi, I need to design a program for educators of PreK for a Garden Movement Training. We want to encourage them to use earth boxes or grow boxes in their classrooms to grow food. The goal of the program is to promote greater consumption of fruits and vegetables thus improving long term health outcomes. Its a community garden for a local on profit organization, we sponsor and recruit early childcare centers to participate in a national program CCFP the childcare food program
Increasing Participation and Membership Thu, 09/12/2019
Dear Tooolbox Advisor,

My community is awash in great plans - plans for transit, housing, sustainability, and more. Our community has a strong comprehensive plan that links issues and solutions. The challenge is that we persist in operating in silos, and are ineffective at moving forward to realize the bold and promising ideas in our plans. Our new civic infrastructure initiative will link mid-level and anchor institution leaders to prioritize the most important issues. We don't want to go through another long planning process - our community won't tolerate it - how do we build on the existing plans, prioritize and focus on just a few of the highest level priorities? We have a clear purpose; we have convened great leaders. How do we build on the work to move forward quickly?
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Building Leadership
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Mon, 09/09/2019
I manage a property in napa, ca. A low income rehab on the property behind the community I manage is beginning Oct. 1, 2019. There has been a long standing issue with the fence separating our property and theirs. Trespassers from that community break the wood planks so they can come over to play on our playground. I'd like the wood fence to be torn down and a security fence or block wall to be installed at the new developers expense. They have received millions in subsidies, etc. Is there a sample letter I could use, a suggested path or direction, any guidance at all on how to go about facilitating this request successfully would be much appreciated.
Analyzing Problems and Goals Mon, 09/02/2019
Hello,

I am looking to help create community partnerships. Volunteers to organizations, and organizations to organizations. Connecting people who are interested in a local social issue, those who are currently volunteering, and those who work in the issue (I am currently looking into which issues is the biggest challenge in our city).

I would like to lead an engaging monthly workshop that brings the community together to work on solving local issues. The goals are to create a community, connect people to volunteer opportunities. Also to empower people to work together to solve social problems.

My first thought is to start the workshop with a panel of experts. Those who work in organizations that are trying to solve the issue. Then, after the panel, I would like to facilitate a creative problem-solving process (in the lines of design thinking) where people can come together, identify a problem, identify a potential solution and then create a simple prototype of the idea.

I'd like to do this on a monthly basis. But I am unsure if this is the best idea to get community connected. Any thoughts of what might be better ideas, or is there's someone I can talk to who can come up with better ideas, or other resources to help guide me.

Also any thoughts about how to spread the word of this type of event.

Thank you very much in advance for the help. Please let me know if you have any questions or things to clarify.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Mon, 07/22/2019
Hi I head Community at a coworking space in India named 91springboard. We're focused on building workplace communities that make work more meaningful and easier for our members. One of the key touchpoints in their journey with us is how they're brought onboard and the interventions we create to help them settle in and become familiar with the existing members during their first few weeks. I'm seeking to speak to someone who's designed such interventions or communities (both brand communities & interest-based communities).

Analyzing Problems and Goals Thu, 07/11/2019
Hi there, I am teaching a class of Masters of Public Health Students about community engagement and collaboration. I've put together a lecture and used some of the content from this site and another good resource (for my context), the Ontario Health Communities Coalition http://www.ohcc-ccso.ca/ . I'm missing an interaction piece however, and am looking for a case study or scenario for students to work through. I'm wondering if you could point me to ones that have already been created with a CC licence that I could use. Thanks for your help.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
  • Advocating for Change
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Tue, 07/09/2019
Can I get money for my small business of child care? Improving Organizational Management and Development Wed, 06/19/2019
Can you help me to get information of a Organization that is affiliated with me? Mon, 06/17/2019

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