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Thu, 12/12/2019
1) How do problems get on the public agenda?how this process work in pakistan?
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Mon, 12/09/2019
Hi, I work at a very progressive, busy public Library in suburban NYC and am charged with creating a community partnership database and mapping the community's assets. Is your toolbox right for me to explore? Please advise.
Thank you
Jennifer Bangser
Director, Strategic Community Partnerships
The Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
847-656-6606 (cell)

Assessing Community Needs and Resources Mon, 12/09/2019
Hi I was given your information from a copy writer and she stated that this organization may be a good opportunity to assist us in community building for District 2 and 30 of Dallas. I would like to schedule a call with someone to discuss more about what your organization does. Thank you!
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
Sat, 12/07/2019
I am a social work faculty member at a university in Lebanon. I am working with several colleagues in an interdisciplinary research cluster. We are assisting the national Red Cross in developing a community assessment. This was to be used in short term planning at the various regional branches and then long term planning nationally. Recently, what is locally being referred to as a "revolution" has occurred. But it might more accurately be described as massive civil disobedience. There have been a few violent incidents that have been quite isolated. Yet, I think there is a strong possibility that this will escalate. I am suggesting to the cluster that we temporarily terminate our work. We cannot assess a community that is in crisis. I was interested in your thoughts or advice.

Thank you for your response and the availability of the toolbox. It has been enormously helpful to me over the years in teaching community development and in my work in the community.
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Wed, 11/27/2019
Will you be updating the Precede-Proceed Model to match the 9 Phases (example: While it is not a huge deal to explain the newer version, it would make it easier people to understand if everything matched.
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Fri, 11/15/2019
Hello Team,
I am a student at the University Of Northwestern-St. Paul and would like to ask for permission to cite your web platform of any material referenced in an academic presentation. I noticed the "All Rights Reserved," and "copy right patent," with a Licensed also. I or the University of Northwestern-St. Paul wish to have zero legal action brought to the person or academic organization if material used for the use in academic learning and presenting format. I will wait for your permission response before citing any material from this web platform.
Einar O. UNWSP Student
Thu, 11/14/2019
hello, sir/mam
My question is how this Community ToolBox Help to join people?
<a href="">Property Preservation Processes</a>
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
Fri, 11/08/2019
Q:Do you think cultural competency is important in education,health and business sector.
Enhancing Cultural Competence Wed, 11/06/2019
Do you have any samples of a simple feasibility study you could share? I am working with a technical college dental training program regarding possible changes to its dental clinic to better serve students and community members. I'd appreciate any examples you can provide that aren't so geared to the business/profit world. Thanks!
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
Mon, 11/04/2019
how do i get funding to go to a youth conference hosted by the United Nations on leadership and policy making, as I have been selected but lack the funds to go.
Tue, 10/29/2019
I wanna take action Tue, 10/29/2019
I'm a dance artist and teacher and have been curious about how my art/skill could be used to benefit groups of people in any given community. More specifically in areas of conflict resolution, mediation, and/or fostering community building.

Any guidance or direction would be extremely helpful. Any examples would also be beneficial.

I'm searching for a way to give back and put my craft to use.

Appreciation in advance.
Fri, 10/25/2019
will there be any legal issue if i use your words present in the web site of yours for my community organization..
Thu, 10/17/2019
We are looking for potential people that maybe willing to work with us as as online and onsite volunteers.Is it possible to get them through the Community toolbox platform?
Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships Wed, 10/16/2019
Hi Team, I am heading a project team in Kampala and we intend to set up a free/low cost emergency ambulance service. Besides the current fundraising campaign, we are looking at possibilities of ambulance vehicle donation or related equipment. Any ideas as to how we can go about the idea?
Thu, 10/10/2019
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,

  • 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 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