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Dear Advisor,

I am the last year Master student and doing my internship in project management since I want to make own practical learning project for my internship I have difficulties to start as I cant find needs of the community in order to develop a project. Could you please help me with advice or provide any help I will be very grateful for any help.

Thank you
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Assessing Community Needs and Resources Fri, 11/17/2017
Im a secratary of a non for profit organization that is working on a mentorship program. We want to use your goal setting tool. I assume that its ok, however I want to make sure we have permission.
Fri, 11/17/2017
Good day,

Thank you for the opportunity. I would like to know the methodology and procedures behind the development and evaluation of the toolbox. I have been unable to find any publications on this. I am a PhD candidate at Western University who is developing a toolkit for implementation in health care. Any response is greatly appreciated.
Stacey Guy
Tue, 11/07/2017
Dear Nicole,

Thank you for these references. Having looked through them, I have some questions.

Was a framework/ model/ theory used to guide the development and evaluation of the toolbox/ toolkit? I don't mean the conceptual framework described in Francisco et al 2001, as this appears to refer to the content.

Did the authors utilized an adult educational theory when developing the content?

Were any behaviour change theories used? i.e., the authors are trying to change audience behaviour. Was this measured?

How were stakeholders chosen? Was a consensus method applied to choices made? Was there a Steering/ Advisory Group?

Was feasibility, usability, etc evaluated?

Was a process and/or outcome evaluation conducted?

There is some use of 'toolbox' and 'toolkit'. Are these seen as interchangeable? What definition is used?

When material / literature was collected, was systematic review methodology used? or something else.

Was there guidance from a specific dissemination theory?

Thanks in advance. I'm asking as a person who is trying to learn from others in the field.

Stacey Guy
Tue, 11/07/2017
My name is Atanas Mzee from Kenya. I am currently at Baylor university, Texas studying social work. I am looking for ways to get market in USA,Australia ETC for art/ crafts work created by talented young people in Kenya. They have great talent but no market access. Please advise.
Sat, 11/04/2017
My organization is geared to empower and uplift moms of special needs children.
We are not a non-profit, because we want our mothers to regain their individuality and independence. Their is a low annual membership and monthly dues. What is the best way to structure this ?
Thu, 11/02/2017
Hi I am a university student at the University of South Australia and I would like to know how i cite your website and the individual webpages as you do not have an author or names that i can fere to.
Much appreciate your time .

Kind Regards Bee McDougall
Wed, 11/01/2017
Kindly send me guidelines for making baseline information that could serve as a reference or roadmap for collecting information from a community
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Evaluating the Initiative
Tue, 10/31/2017
I'm looking to focus on a community issue that could possibly get attention of law makers but unsure to go about it. It must be something that is not currently on law makers floor and has to be community based. One idea I though about was how some areas have the safe school passage but what about a safe child zone for instance if a child walking home felt threatened then they would hold up a red card to alert staff help is needed. Help needed don't know where I'm going with this
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Advocating for Change
  • Influencing Policy Development
Sun, 10/29/2017
I have Traumatic Brain Injury from a domestic violence relationship and am curious to find the answer as to why I am still trying to connect with the right organization for help. I have been desperately trying so hard in getting help, assistance, housing, something to get me out of this nightmare of a situation im trapped in. I qualify for services still but yet have actually had help by anyone. Ive been destitute for over a year now and feel id be better off going back to my abuser of 6 years. At least id have food, shelter, clothes, hygeine, makeup, vehicle right? I just dont get why there are so many organizations that receive grant funding but someone like me, who prior to my injury, held a 4.2GPA and almost completed my masters program....Also, if I can be of any help, id love to represent the TBI, Victims of Abuse, PTSD, Disabled adults community by giving my testimony anytime. Thank you.
Advocating for Change Sun, 10/29/2017
I would like to request permission to use your precede proceed diagram for my Doctor of Nursing (DNP) project that I will be doing for Georgetown University. I intend to use the diagram to demonstrate any correlation between new state legislation on opioid prescribing in the emergency department with provider knowledge, attitudes and practices.

Thank you for your consideration.

Kimberly Vanesko FNP-BC
Thu, 10/26/2017
What advise do you have for folks who are trying to work on a community project, but need to keep a full time job in order to pay the bills.
Building Leadership Thu, 10/26/2017
I want to start a mentoring/peer support business specifically in mental health and addictions recovery. Any help on program development or anything on how to get started is greatly appreciated.
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Thu, 10/26/2017
I work with a non-profit that is categorized as a foundation. However, that limits our grant applications. How can we change our status? We seek grants, we cannot provide grants to other organizations.
Mon, 10/23/2017
If I buy the Training Curriculum will I get to use the online toolbox? Sun, 10/22/2017
How to let people know that medicare is dropping arthritic knee injections per input from surgeons. This was included in Part B because it is injected by doctor in an office location. Surgeons state it is "not medically necessary." However, many of us find it very necessary and don't want, or can't consider, the surgery alternative. The plans are not being transparent and won't even discuss with doctor providers "until the patient has enrolled in the policy."

Please help get the word out so people can ask the plans for a straightforward answer.
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
Sat, 10/21/2017
good work we have a community porgram in kenya in need of funding how can we connect with resources by using the tool box we shall be glad for your responce
Writing a Grant Application for Funding Tue, 10/17/2017
How do you give focused advice to enhance practical application of this community toolbox?
Sat, 10/14/2017
where is the templet for the GANTT chart? Improving Organizational Management and Development Mon, 10/09/2017
I hope this message finds you well. I am a director of a research org at Tufts and we do quite a bit of collaborative research. We have the rare opportunity to take on two nonproject specific RPPs in the coming months and have just completed initial retreat with each partner. My next step is to draft a vision agreement with each group largely capturing the mission, values, main activities and metrics to gauge impact. This is separate from any financial agreements that we'll draw with them. This document will also be important for us to have, to win internal buy-in in our networks/supervisors/funders, and to communicate what we are doing to our external audiences. I am writing to request help, specifically to see if you know of a really wonderful infographic template that i can use for this. I am looking for a one-page template that can then be used everywhere. I would ideally like this for free, but would consider a reasonable fee design professional who could do this, too. Thanks!
Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships Fri, 10/06/2017
described how a community development worker would treat private issues differently to public issues?
  • Building Leadership
  • Advocating for Change
Thu, 10/05/2017
How did get the funding and launch the program for youth entrepreneurship. I am working with a nonprofit in Detroit that wants to start a youth entrepreneurship program this summer. Any best practices for fundraising, evaluation and intake of students would be appreciated.
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Evaluating the Initiative
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Wed, 10/04/2017
What would an APA style reference look like for using content from here? I cannot find all the information I need to reference your site
Wed, 10/04/2017
I would like to develop a communications strategy? can the community toolbox help?
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
Tue, 10/03/2017
Where do I start if I want to use your tools for advocates for community change focusing on alternative solutions for health?
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Advocating for Change
Tue, 10/03/2017
What can I do to start the process of a community- base project program at my community center. The center is in a rural area where jobs and resources are limited and there is a drug and alcohol problem with our youth. I want to help my community, but don’t know where I should put my energy.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
Thu, 09/28/2017
Good morning, I am Steven Jeggels, coach and chairperson of the Jeffreys Bay Surf Club in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

I was searching Google for Youth Leadership Course/Content and ended up at your website. Appreciate all the available content and advice on your site.

This got me thinking - what if I approach the Community Tool Box and request some guidance and input into our Learn to Surf programme we are implementing for less privilege youth (6 - 20 years) from my community in Pellsrus (about 30 000 residents) in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

We have been teaching kids how to surf for the last 15 years and had many success with many being selected to our national and provincial teams annually. However, we want to do more than teaching surfing and have researched many options to develop a leadership course for the boys and girls. Resources are limited in the region where we reside about this.

Can we perhaps knock on your door for guidance about this and maybe assist us with developing such a course for our youth from Pellsrus in Jeffreys Bay?

We are looking at an overall course that includes teachings about a life skills mentorship programme, supplementary literacy programme to improve English dialect and to spark an interest in reading.

Some time ago someone told us about The Five Pillars of a Stable Human Foundation programme that we must implement with our learn to Surf programme to improve behaviour, attitude and human value among our youth. I cannot find such a programme. Would be great if we can have such a programme!!

Anyway, please if you can respond to this request it will be much appreciated.

Steven Jeggels (Chairperson & Coach)
Jeffreys Bay Surf Club
Jeffreys Bay
Eastern Province
South Africa
Building Leadership Thu, 09/28/2017
I am working for a neighborhood organization and part of my job is to reach out to the community and ask what future projects they would like to see. One of the ways we are planning on doing this is door knocking in the neighborhood. We will explain our organization, that we are looking for community input, and ask for their participation in our surveys. I read over your section on wind shielding and walking surveys and that was helpful. What I am wondering now is the best way to reach out to community members to get their participation in our survey. Do you have any advice on how to develop a door knocking script? Do you have a template? Thank you!
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
Tue, 09/26/2017
I am interested in where can I locate the following on your page

Identifying a need

Obtaining resources for those needs

Carrying out an actions plan to meet the needs
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
Mon, 09/25/2017
Hello, my name is Emma Villarreal, Community Health Worker and I'm enrolled in my first semester in the UIC School of Public Health. My question is; where do I find specific information about conducting a Chicago neighborhood community profile. For example questions; what are Public Health Challenges, economic overview, nutritional options in a particular neighborhood?
There are so many links that I feel lost in the search.

Thank you.
Emma Villarreal
Thu, 09/21/2017
I was wondering if there was a way to print chapters? I have trouble reading articles on the computer.

Sun, 09/10/2017
Hello. I am working as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Union County Carnegie Library this year. We are attempting to create a literacy program for adult learners to help them to develop their ability to improve their economic opportunities as well as to better all areas of their life, as reading is a fundamental skill. I am having problems finding out the literacy rate as well as other pertinent information in order to get started. Do you have any suggestions as to how to get started? Any information will be appreciated.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
Wed, 09/06/2017
when I was searching how come I will do my community work I found this. I really happy to contact and get some advise, please let me know how come I get community tool box training and reading material? is there any ways can you guys helping me to get more knowledge and wisdom on my resent plan of community work?
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Building Leadership
  • Advocating for Change
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Fri, 08/18/2017