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Goopy day! My name is Liberty. I would like to know how I can get a copy of the teachings on the community tool box. Someone has just gave me copy of part of chapter 28 section 9 on gratitude and appreciation. That is from chapter one to the last.Thank you for your assistance
Sun, 07/25/2021
How can we link and reference the community tool box in a guide we are developing?
Fri, 07/23/2021
Good question is i really want to start a youth center in my community.but i don't know how to start.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Mon, 07/19/2021
Is there a forum where I can connect with community project developers? I'm reaching out because I'm working on a community tool that might be work within their (or your) community toolbox.

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage right now and I'm working on a tool so that communities can create their own cryptocurrency. The 'modern monetary theory' states that new money is best injected into the economy through government spending. Well, I'd like to test this theory with communal cryptocurrencies--inject communal money into the communities through community projects.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Developing an Intervention
Mon, 07/12/2021
I'm in a bit of trouble and a rush. How much should I budget to pay for the services of a community needs assessment consultant who will conduct the needs assessment for a local Head Start program? I need to set up a budget, but I can't find anything on the internet that answers this question.
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Fri, 07/09/2021
I'm looking for templates or guidance on writing a work plan, quarterly report and end of year report to share as guidance for required reporting of our contract with community coalitions. Any information provided is much appreciated.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Thu, 07/08/2021
We are working on community improvement projects in remote parts of West Africa (health, medical, sanitation and hygiene, agriculture, clean water, economic development, etc) and I have a few questions about your toolbox:
1. Is the toolbox useful in my context or is there a resource that would be better?
2. What specific sections of the tool box are the most appropriate for my context?
3. Is there a generic needs based assessment questionnaire in the tool box that untrained volunteers can use to collect information in the field for review by a professional?
4. Are there online training videos for volunteers who want to use the questionnaire or toolbox?
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Wed, 07/07/2021
Is there a book that can be used, or is this only available online? Wed, 07/07/2021
Hello, I have been working on addressing a civil liberties violation and civil right violation. The identification of materials is convoluted at best, and the work is daunting: addressing the second circuit court as well as the federal circuit court. I have enclosed a petition to review the procedural defect that violated my civil liberties and civil rights and need further guidance.

Advocating for Change Thu, 07/01/2021
Greetings from Monrovia, Liberia, in West Africa.
I am interested in setting up a branch, or chapter of your organization in the country of Liberia, in West Africa. Please rush me with guidelines for such.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships Tue, 06/29/2021
how to prepare an action plan for the department of public works of the ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation and the structure of the department and the staff will have the structure
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Mon, 06/21/2021
How to create one ? The right way Fri, 06/18/2021
I am teaching a Essentials of Public Health Management course at Longwood University this coming fall 2021. I discovered your tool kit and plan on incorporating most of the content into my class. I would love to talk to one of the advisors about the possibility of speaking (via zoom) to my students.
I have listed below the student learning objectives for this course to help you get an understanding of the goals for this course.
1. Examine how financial resources for health education/promotion program are managed
2.Assess the capacity of partners and other stakeholders to meet program goals
3. Defend the importance of monitoring relationships with key stakeholders
4. Demonstrate how programs align with organizational structure, mission, and goals
5. Identify and collect evidence to justify programs 
6. Create a rationale to gain or maintain support for a program that meets population needs
4. Use various communication strategies to present a rationale that justifies the scope of a program
8. Conduct program quality assurance/process improvement through meaningful and targeted program evaluation
9. Adhere to and apply ethical principles of the profession
10. Determine strategies to effectively develop training programming and professional development materials for staff members and volunteers

I am open to the content/topic and interested in how we can partner to help these students gain valuable knowledge.
Thanks in advance for your response.
(Jennifer N. Hall-Atkinson)

  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing an Intervention
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Thu, 06/17/2021
Hi Folks, I would be grateful for any insight or assistance you may be able to provide.

I am from Ireland and currently seeking to develop an initiative to harness the creativity of 18 to 29 year olds in my community. I am living in a county called Galway based in the West of Ireland. Galway has twice the number of 20-24 year olds living in its community compared to that of the national average. I have conducted two surveys within my community the results of the first survey indicated that there are not sufficient outlets and opportunities for creativity and in particular not sufficient outlets/opportunities for the younger people in our community. The second survey was issued to younger people who confirmed that there is not sufficient creative opportunities for them but that they have an appetite to become involved in an outlet/forum/initiative in their community. I went on to host a focus group with a small number of young people who advised that they would be very interested in contributing their views and time to supporting the development of initiatives which would help better their community and in turn provide them with the opportunity to engage with others of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, ethnic groups etc. One of the long term goals as specified by our local Galway county council in their "Everybody Matters: A Cultural Sustainability Strategy Framework for Galway 2016-2025" is to progress and develop a vibrant, sustainable and strengthened local community. I am currently seeking ideas on how to move forward with such an initiative by harnessing the current resource and input of our younger population. One option I had in mind was something similar to Open Source Development where our younger generation would contribute and submit their ideas or donate their time to collaborate on a local issue identified within their community or even that of a local enterprise who may be seeking suggestions to improve product/business development. Members of the focus group indicated that they would like a mix of online and physical onsite collaborations. This initiative is based on creativity so would have to incorporate a substantial element which allows for fun, various modes of engagement and a platform for diverse collaboration. I would be grateful if you had any ideas or relevant resources in relation to progressing such an initiative. I am in the process of developing a website also in relation having at least one platform from which to launch this initiative. I would be very grateful for any guidance or advice you may have. Many thanks for taking the time to read my question. Best regards, Patricia
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing an Intervention
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Mon, 06/14/2021
I hope all is well!
I am currently working on a project to launch a program we refer to as “salons.” The idea is to resurrect the public sphere, as it is understood to have existed during the emergence of capitalist economics. Our goal is to begin the conversations necessary to advance a local, sustainable, just and democratically led economy, one that is essentially “decoupled” from global capitalism. That’s the idea.
My question has to do with The Community Tool Box’s knowledge about such things. We envision bringing together community stakeholders, in open, transparent and dignified conversations, as the means to imagining a local, sustainable economy. Of course, the next step would be taking action.
Anything you may be able to provide in the way of research or case studies about such things would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for the great work you are doing!
Mike Shesterkin
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Mon, 06/14/2021
We have recently developed a non-profit organization to assist in addressing community issues of a small community in the Navajo Nation. Being remote, their needs are many and resources few - 40% lack electricity and/or running water, the nearest medical care is over 50 miles away, alcohol and drug abuse is high, unemployment is high, etc. Do you have any examples of other Native American communities or organizations with which we could exchange information? Cultural and social norms are significantly different than what you would typically encounter in non-Navajo communities and require altering Toolbox materials. Thanks.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Fri, 06/11/2021
Resources and assets to be used for policy development to enhance university education
  • Advocating for Change
  • Influencing Policy Development
Wed, 06/09/2021
Could you provide correct APA citation for academic use of your web site. Specifically:

Thank you -
Mon, 06/07/2021
Want to register our Local Development community committee Thu, 05/27/2021
Hello, I'd like to talk to someone about the resources listed on your website - Thanks much!
Tue, 05/18/2021
Hello, my name is Scott Dixon. I live in Society Hill, SC, a small rural town in South Carolina. We have a huge disconnect between our local government and keeping our citizens informed and abreast of what's being dictated by the powers to be. More and more things are being done in our meetings that the public should be aware of. I have gotten involved and started recording the meetings but I'm limited with funds and thus don't have the best options when it comes to recording the meetings for our community to view/listen to online.. Getting help would be a huge step in the right direction. Especially, now that Covid has pushed many places to stream their meetings - we aren't able to do that here due to the lack of knowledge and understanding in the office here.. And I feel that we're now even more in the dark about what is going on in our town because there's very little transparency and that isn't fair for anyone that lives here.

In my effort to find some kind of support, I found your organization. I'm not sure if you can help, but I hope if anything else you could point me in the right direction. The biggest issue I have right now is finding some equipment that I can afford that will help me record or even stream the meetings to keep the public informed. I don't have the funds to buy what I need, I don't really even know what I need and what would work best for our meetings.. Maybe there's a place out there that could help me find funding or even somewhere I can find affordable equipment.

I hope this makes some sense, and I appreciate your time either way. I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks again!

  • Influencing Policy Development
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
Thu, 05/13/2021
1. What are the roles of the youth in community action?
2. What is the importance of participation in dealing with problems of the
3. If the community or barangay will give you an opportunity to become a Youth
Leader, what activities can you and your fellow youths can engage with? Why?
  • Building Leadership
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Thu, 05/13/2021
My name is Hannah Hayes and I am the Project Manager for the New to Public Health Residency Program, through the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. Our team is developing a public health residency program for new to public health professionals (within 1 year of work), employed at a governmental health department. The framework of the program is based on the Foundational Public Health Services Model, and each month focuses on a foundational area or capability essential to public health practice. This program is modeled off of best practices of nurse residency programs (NRPs), which are common in acute care settings. One component instrumental to the success of nurse resident's learning in NRPs is the evidence-based practice project. Our team would like to incorporate an evidence-based practice project (or high level QI project) for our residency, where participants will plan and present a EBPP/QI proposal at the cumulation of the program. I would love to connect more with your team regarding best practices and tools that might guide this work. Thank you for your consideration!
Warm regards,
Developing a Framework or Model of Change Wed, 05/12/2021
Dear Advisor,
I belong to a community based organization in Uganda.
I would like to find out from you if this group can partner with you
for any kind of community work
Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships Tue, 05/11/2021
Hello! I am looking for resources on how to facilitate a budget planning process at a nonprofit that would engage community members. Thanks for your assistance!
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Tue, 05/11/2021
I am attempting to create a community engagement strategy on health and housing for grand/multigenerational families, sustainably. Right now; I am a lone voice in a wilderness. So far there are no people of color talking about what’s important to us.
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
Mon, 05/10/2021