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Hello Everyone,
I am Sayeed, an expatriate living in Qatar. Writing my PhD thesis on the political economy of low carbon transition in Qatar. As I am completing my study, I want to create an online engagement platform where citizens and residents can contribute to developing citizen-based scenarios and pathways for a low carbon future in Qatar.
I've been looking for some time, which platforms are best to engage people digitally. As we are quarantined and working from home, people will have time to indulge in developing different scenarios.
Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Implementing a Social Marketing Effort Thu, 03/26/2020
Hello, I am a librarian trying to help students and instructors in a Public Health Program Planning course. Normally, students connect with community orgs for project-based learning. But these orgs are having a hard time making time for students because of reduced staffing, closed offices, etc. Any ideas on a substitute project? Thanks, just trying to get a feel for what might work these days.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing an Intervention
Mon, 03/23/2020
Hi Team,
I work as a registered nurse at a local refugee health service and I am in the process of developing a plan to implement a healthy eating program into a local housing facility that houses approx. 20 people with asylum seeker backgrounds. In partnership with a nutritionist we have been granted a fellowship program within UQ to conduct an audit on the success of the workshops. I have been looking at the Community tool box project planning process with the use of the participatory evaluation tool and it completely fits like a glove with what we are trying to achieve. The workshops were in response to direct feedback from the community in which we would like to see nutritional change. What do we need to do to get your written consent/permission that we can use this model throughout the program??


Sat, 03/21/2020
Hello, does the Community ToolBox website have resources for writing a business plan? I am writing a business plan for a massage therapist and wanted to see sample business plans as a guide. Thank you so much. Regards, Tamara
Improving Organizational Management and Development Tue, 03/17/2020
I am working on a project in my community for elderly abuse. I would like to know how do I go about getting a strong committee to help me with this project.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Tue, 03/17/2020
do you have a toolkit available for raising awareness for people with disabilities? im trying to change my part of the world by educating and breaking down barriers.
any help would be appreciated.
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Advocating for Change
Wed, 03/11/2020
This is a follow up question. I was asking for the rationale for this question:
The juvenile facilities in a city are clearly substandard. As a first attempt
to aid in correcting the problem, the social worker should:
a. Mobilize interest groups to explore and recommend alternatives
c. Organize the parents of the juveniles to demand change

The answer is A and you responded by agreeing because "interest groups" would mean the juveniles. But I assure you, the interest groups who would work to change the system would not be a group of 14-18 year-olds who were in detention, due to some interaction with the law. It would be their parents. So ask the question again:
I thought the answer would be C, to organize the parents. Is the reason C is wrong because of the second part of the answer “to demand change.”? Is A better because it says to “explore and recommend alternatives.”? Or is it better to begin with existing interest groups than to organize parents (who might not be committed to their children's success).

I interpreted interest groups as concerned parents, prison reform advocates, general public interested in the success of young people.

Linda Mason
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
Wed, 03/11/2020

Your resource is amazing! And inspiring!

I am studying for the ASWB master's exam and hope you can help me understand the rationale for this question. I think questions are written to trip you up but as I am truly interested in community work, I want to understand the real reason why the correct answer is A and not C (I’m only presenting the two viable choices).

The juvenile facilities in a city are clearly substandard. As a first attempt to aid in correcting the problem, the social worker should:
a. Mobilize interest groups to explore and recommend alternatives
c. Organize the parents of the juveniles to demand change

I thought it would be C, to organize the parents. Is the reason C is wrong because of the second part of the answer “to demand change.”? Is A better because it says to “explore and recommend alternatives.”? Or is it better to begin with existing interest groups than to organize parents.

I hope you can see my confusion and help me understand the best approach to go about affecting change in the real world.

Thank you so much!!!

Linda Mason
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Tue, 03/10/2020
Where to complaint the problems of local area about the building houses in coorporation area of kolkata
  • Advocating for Change
  • Influencing Policy Development
Thu, 03/05/2020

I am a student in a Canadian university (UQAM, Montreal) finishing my last year of Ph.D/Psy.D in community psychology and I am realising my intership in France in a non-profit organization.

In my intership, I am coordinating a territorial project (initated by the government) to bring all actors working around mental health (medical professionals, social professionals, community actors, etc.) to propose new initatives and new collaboration inside the territory.

I am supervised by a Social and Health Psychologist and I am realizing now that I sharing my experience with pairs in community psychology could help me structured my community work.

I don't know if this request could be answered, but thank you already fot all the work you do!

  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Tue, 03/03/2020
Hello, i am a dental hygienist and would like to know does your tool kit have a template to write a community dental program for elderly? Thank you for your time
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Sun, 03/01/2020
how can i get old story books for my community library? Implementing a Social Marketing Effort Wed, 02/26/2020
Last fall I taught a doctoral course at Northern Kentucky University entitle "Regional Stewardship". We used the KU toolkit extensively as a framework for evaluating regional community change efforts. The course focused on leading community change from the top,but i am changing the focus this fall to leading from the middle and not limiting to regional efforts. I am having trouble locating books/articles/videos on leading change efforts from the middle. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Developing a Framework or Model of Change Sun, 02/23/2020
I am looking into starting a support group for women who have been in/are in abusive/controlling relationships. I was wondering if you have suggestions on where to start? Also, how do I go about conducting meeting for this group without triggering anyone?
Advocating for Change Fri, 02/21/2020
Do you have an official MLA citation for Ch. 27 for the "Learn a Skill" tab?
Wed, 02/19/2020
How can I get sponsored in my organization Sustaining the Work or Initiative Mon, 02/17/2020
I want to start my own nonprofit and would like to connect with someone to consult about my idea and help to file my legal documents. Can I get some advise on how to go about this?
Improving Organizational Management and Development Thu, 02/13/2020
Hi, I am a BSN student. For my community assessment I have to use the MAPIT tool. My community if interest is 80yr and older who live in assisted living facilities. I want to determine how falls affect this community in being able to get access to clinics preventative services or assess to care.
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Tue, 02/11/2020
Am working on community mapping in Birmingham UK, especially faith community persepctive, as part of developing a route to the city becoming fully sustainable with net zero carbon emissions. Are there examples of your Community Tool Kit being used by UK cities? Is there experience of using the tool kit specifically in relation to sustainability and climate change? Thanks.
Thu, 02/06/2020
I just noticed there are no POCs on your Advisory board. This is a great tool that I have shared with others over the years, so this makes me sad. I do hope you're making strides to correct that as representation matters especially to those of us who work for community/social change.

Enhancing Cultural Competence Fri, 01/31/2020
We are in the process of transiting from a local volunteer agency, to a state wide project to address homelessness in Georgia.

Any advice on using CT for a large number of volunteers? i.e. best to train in classroom setting or self taught on line.

Jim McIntosh, Georgia Homeless Coalition
Mon, 01/27/2020
Hello! I am Joe Shepherd and I work for Floyd County Public Library in New Albany, IN. I recently came on board as a customer service liaison, but I am working on my Master's in Social Work, while working on social service projects for the library. I am full time, part customer service and part social service outreach. Currently, I am trying to develop a diversity training for our staff. When I started working here, I've heard how some staff refer to certain patrons based on their socioeconomic status (we have several homeless patrons,) other races (on mentioned a Chinese woman), and individuals that have mental health conditions (one staff member described a man that has some form of psychosis.) They do not realize how they are speaking about these individuals. So I would like to incorporate unconscious bias training into diversity training. I've used the community toolbox when I was working on a needs assessment for a local non profit and I love the diversity section, but I do have questions. How can I tie in implicit bias with the diversity? I have looked for several resources but I am having trouble finding some that are still relevant or do not have broken links (or pages that have been taken down). Any little bit of information will help! Thanks!
Thu, 01/23/2020
Good morning,

How can I assess mental wellness needs in my state?

Wed, 01/22/2020
Hello Community tool box advisors! I want to begin by stating that the resources you provide are wonderful and moreover to provide them free of charge is much appreciated!!! I currently work in the field of behavior analysis, where we develop interventions that address adaptive living skills, social skills, employment skills etc. depending on the age demographic that we are working with. I've noticed that at times the skills we are trained to teach do not match with the cultural preferences of our client's communities, I have also noticed that staffing at times may not place cultural needs as a priority. My questions are, 1) Do you have any recommendations for testing an individuals' competence in a culture as it relates to ethnicity and socioeconomic status? 2) Do you have recommendations on how to go about identifying the norms/standards of a community's culture prior to intervention?

Thank you!!!!
Sat, 01/18/2020
Principle of critical tinking Mon, 01/13/2020
I would like to discuss my project and see what makes the most sense utilizing this tool box. I would really appreciate someone to discuss this with.
Fri, 01/10/2020
Is there a fillable logic model? Developing a Framework or Model of Change Thu, 01/09/2020
Hi...My question is how to make project about poverty and also illiteracy
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Wed, 01/08/2020
Good morning,
The City of Lincoln, NE is issuing a quote for a Public Health Evaluator for Tobacco Free Lancaster County coalition. I would like to give you the opportunity to submit your quote for the City of Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department.

All bids and quotes must be submitted electronically. In order to submit your pricing you will need to register on our Ionwave system. Please register soon. I will be releasing this bid today on our system.

Type "bid" into search box located under the Important heading
After hitting enter

After you have registered, and company has been approved you will receive an email notification of the approval. When the bid is released on our site you will receive an email stating the bid has been posted to our site to view and submit pricing. If you register after the bid is released, you may still submit your pricing by logging onto the site and clicking on the bid.

To view our bids/quotes you will log in with the username and password you created in the registration. Once you click on the quote/bid you will see tabs going across the page (Attachment, Attributes, Line, Supplier Response, Submit Response, etc.) click on these tabs in order to see information associated with the bid. Fill in any box under these tabs before clicking on the submit button.

If you have any further questions let me know.

Rachelle Hinze, Buyer
City of Lincoln/Lancaster County Purchasing
440 South 8th, Ste. 200
Lincoln, NE 68508
Mon, 12/30/2019
Good Morning, It's funny how you come by something really good on the internet and have no idea where the contact originated. I am grateful to have found Toolbox. The organisation I am involved with as deputy president is Living Values Education, a Swiss registered non profit established for 20 years. We are totally voluntary structure and have LVE representation active in over 40 countries. All LVE materials are offered of charge, like you we rely on donations. We have historically been supported by many organisations including UNESCO.
Please view our website:
Even having been successful in the past still requires us to focus on ongoing upgrading of our services to the community.
I am responsible for resources and seeking external help in better presenting facilitator skills to our international field trainers and new comers to LVE. Toolbox has this beautifully and succinctly laid out. Your presentation dovetails with our own explanation of the qualities and requirements of a facilitator and would provide and substantiate even greater understanding. Specifically, we would like to incorporate the text relative to Facilitation shown on your website, naturally offering recognition to the Toolbox source as required.
In addition, we appear to have much in common, your Toolbox website offers many aspects of community training which our members would benefit from and I feel Living Values Education would benefit from developing a greater relationship/partnership with you.
I trust that this message will well received and look forward to further communications with you, LVE recognises and welcomes 2020 - a new decade for us both and a huge opportunity to lend assistance to a world in crisis.

Kind Regards, Happy New Year Kansas
Raj Miles
Deputy President, Association for Living Values Education International

Sat, 12/28/2019

I just started a non-profit and I'm trying to apply for a grant. In the grant, I need to communicate the challenge or need of community leadership development and what the intended benefits of community leadership development are. In my response, I need to use data to support my approach.

I'm having trouble communicating proof of concept. I don't know how to present the market investability for community leadership development to future impact investors. Can the community toolbox possibly help me gather this data so I can put together a grant application for our work?

Below is A Summary of our new non-profit:

The 1C9 Leadership Foundation is a non-profit whose vision is to empower Baltimore's current and future leaders through leadership development, coaching, and community development. 1C9 Leadership Foundation exists to empower future leaders towards citywide, transformational change in Baltimore, MD. From our leadership development and coaching services to our spiritual formation partnerships, we are striving to build a better future for our communities.

With these challenges, our cities, like Baltimore, can end up looking more like battlegrounds rather than playgrounds. The 1C9 Leadership Foundation believes that where you have Health, Family and Community you have the building blocks for leadership development. Investing in the transformation of Baltimore's leaders is more than inviting people to a program - it takes leadership - and not just leadership, but leadership with a purpose.

Seeing Transformation in Baltimore takes going where people live, listening to them, and pointing them to the God-given purpose(s) that will ultimately meet their deepest needs. However, this kind of wide-scale transformation and change begins at the individual level, one step at a time. From our leadership development and coaching services to our community development projects, you can partner with us as we strive to build a better future for Baltimore's communities.

Below is a summary of our pilot project:

1C9 Leadership Foundation will organize a free annual health fair located at the Penn North Recovery Center's fitness center called Will B. Better Bodies. Through this annual community health fair, signups will be available to low-income men and women in recovery who wish to be part of the 1C9 Emerging Leaders Program. The outcome of this emerging leaders program will allow 1C9 to support the development of Health and Wellness in the respective Neighborhoods of emerging leader applicants. The goal of the Emerging Leaders Program will be to create Workforce Development Opportunities for emerging leaders. In addition, we will offer leadership development workshops to our emerging leader applicants designed to help low-income families and members in the community interested in making a social impact in their respective communities. 1C9 leadership foundation will organize the event and work with the Will B. Better Bodies personnel to execute the activities for the health fair. One of the 1C9 Leadership Foundation's program goals is to collect information on Health and Wellness issues relevant in West Baltimore. We will accomplish this through Neighborhood Development Projects such as the Free Annual Health Fair. We will offer free health workshops that families in the community can sign up for during the event. 1C9 will organize the event and fundraising campaigns. The 1C9 leadership foundation will work with the Penn North Recovery Center's fitness center called Will B. Better Bodies personnel to execute the events health and wellness activities, health screenings and workshops during the health fair. In addition, The 1C9 Leadership Foundation will develop family development resources available to low income households. The goal of developing these resources is to provide single parents, adolescent parents and low income families access to materials and opportunities that increase capacity for parent leadership and increased children’s academic success. Information about our family leadership development resources will be available at the free annual community health fair.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Building Leadership
Mon, 12/16/2019
I would like to sign up for the newsletter, but the page cannot be found.
Thanks for the help.
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