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Hello, I am in school for social work and am working on a group lobbying/ advocacy project. The topic is mental health, and we need to find a federal bill and advocate for or reform the bill. Then make a power point presentation/ memo brief and meet with one of our state representatives. I am feeling overwhelmed because there are many bills regarding mental health. We have pin pointed supportive housing or lack of as well as inspections to ensure sanitary standards are being maintained. 1. What bill would best meet our needs? 2. if the issue is accounability, how do we address that?
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Thu, 03/09/2017
I am in need to state my geographical area. May sound strange but my organization helps a very large diverse community. How does one answer the geographical area question?
Wed, 03/08/2017
I am from a community in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria that is currently under siege by militant agitators. Their activities have negatively impacted on the health care, environment and educational development of the area.
My question is what strategies can one deploy in getting manageable health care support, creation of a friendly environment and sustainable education to the community amongst other social/ economic needs. It's pretty sad to see your community being stagnated in poverty, economic activities shut down, pupils dropping out of schools, environments being devastated with hydrocarbon pollutants, inaccessible Medicare etc.
Tue, 03/07/2017
Hi!

I am currently at an initialization stage of my NGO, about to be registered. I need candid advice on how to go about the proposal writing.

About the Organization.

The prospective name is TorchAfrica Organization, and what we look to doing is detailed documentaries in rural communities that need urgent attention by the government, other NGOs, civil groups and international communities. It aims to serve as a platform for having the poor voices to be heard.

Where i encounter difficulties is in crafting out the whole idea on paper. How and Why?

Unlike a business, i have noticed that most proposal found online are for grants (although very useful). But non talks about the legal framework and other contents needed for in-house i.e the members of the NGO. i will appreciate if you can put me through.

Thanks.
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Sat, 02/25/2017
what is the 8 p's

Tue, 02/21/2017
Hello, I am assisting a professor in a class who would like to show the students some data on educational interventions in the community. They are creating interventions related to health or education with community partners. The professor wants data showing: What has worked? What has not? Are there identified barriers or solutions?

I referred them to your Database of Best Practices page, but wondered if you know of anything beyond this page?
Mon, 02/20/2017
I am trying to develop a curriculum for new board members for my organization about the purpose of a board, what a board does, and how a board works. Due to the nature of our organization, many of our board members are community members rather than professionals , so we are looking for a curriculum that has family friendly language that is easy to follow. Is it alright to use the verbiage from the community tool box articles for this curriculum? Are there any other resources that I could use for this project?
Fri, 02/17/2017
Buenas tardes, me llamo Aida y soy de Rio gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina. Mi consulta sería sobre los adolescentes. Existe algún tipo de experiencia sobre Tribus urbanas que han tomado un sector de la ciudad como propiedad y que se hayan podido mitigar de alguna manera? Quisiera saber las medidas tomadas; y si es buena idea que desde este mismo lugar (donde se asentaron) se puede trabajar con profesionales que quieran ayudar de alguna manera ofreciéndoles diferentes actividades que puedan motivarlos a cambiar de conducta y costumbres? como por ejemplo deportes, oficios, actividades recreativas, etc..Desde ya muchas gracias y Saludos.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Influencing Policy Development
Tue, 02/14/2017
I am so confused.... My granddaughter and I started a drive called Blankets Across Charlotte and I have an EIN number provided by the IRS, I am having trouble understanding if I can qualify for an 501c3 so I am able to request donations from companies.
Mon, 02/13/2017
What do you do for a loved family member in chronic pain depression angry people who will not reach out for help?
Mon, 02/13/2017
I would like to be involved actively in community development in Kenya. Are there running programs that I can be a part of?
Mon, 02/13/2017
Do you assist like monitory assistance to community affected by high flood? Mon, 02/13/2017
Examples of stakeholders and their interests
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
  • Evaluating the Initiative
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Sat, 02/11/2017
I am a SVDP volunteer in a college town of 70,000 people. Answer helpline & assist poor with rent & utility assistance, food, clothing. want to implement some type of Systemic change project, but do not know where to start on such a small scale. we have limited resources and people. can you suggest a starting place. thank you
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Advocating for Change
Sat, 02/11/2017
Hello i found this site very interesting and useful for global sanity and sustainability. Please how can i have printed copies of all your your books and other printed materials even if it require paying for it. I bet you you wont believe how much beauty or how tremendous your initiatives change the world. thanks and i love you all.
Wed, 02/08/2017
Hello,

I am working on figuring out how to integrate my organization's grassroots community organizing work with it's tendency to chase social movements that spur. I am not sure how to balance mass mobilization with long-term engagement in a way that achieves outcomes for both approaches and dignifies the long-time activist who maintain our volunteer leadership structures. Would love any advice you may have.
Thanks,
  • Building Leadership
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
Tue, 02/07/2017
How can I help my community to learn that the Liberal views are the one true way? I know this needs to be spread into the USA. And I think that your program could help facilitate this ideal. Thanks!
  • Influencing Policy Development
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
Tue, 02/07/2017
I would like to adapt a survey to assess coalition partners about the communities they serve. Can you suggest any such tool?
Implementing a Social Marketing Effort Fri, 02/03/2017
Is it necessary to have approval of the members in order to have a CPA audit
of the Association funds or can the President call for the CPA with Bord approval?
Thu, 02/02/2017
Hello,

I'm conducting some research for Building Resilient Neighbourhoods. BRN (http://resilientneighbourhoods.ca/) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building resilient neighbourhoods in Victoria BC. We are conducting an update and revision of our Resilient Streets Toolkit (http://resilientneighbourhoods.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/RN_Toolkit_15_02_web.pdf ). The Toolkit includes “Inspiring Examples” from Canada and around the world of small groups of immediate neighbours collaborating in projects and activities on their street or in their buildings to help build resilience in their lives, homes, streets and neighbourhoods.

We’re having difficulty finding examples of things that neighbours can do to make sure that their block or building is friendly and inclusive for people of different cultures and races, people who have a disability, or who identify as part of the LGBTQ community. I’ve taken a look through your website and see that you have some incredible resources about how to build inclusive communities. I’m wondering if you know any initiatives undertaken by neighbours to create inclusivity at the street level. What we’re after here are examples that feel attainable for individuals working with a small group of their immediate neighbours. We’re especially looking for examples that include how-to guides, or that give a step-by-step explanation of how an initiative took shape. Examples might be reading groups, discussion groups, building parties to create accessible infrastructure, inclusive neighbourhood dinners or potlucks, instances where members or advocates of a minority group reached out to their neighbours to educate and/or connect with them, or anything else you think might qualify.

Anything you could offer would be greatly appreciated, including contacts for other organizations you think might be helpful.

Thank you so much!








Thu, 02/02/2017
I am a Masters student of Public Health. I am interested in researching on Impact of HIV/AIDS Preventive Intervensions on Socio-economical Development in Low and Middle income countries - Meta-Analysis. Kindly advise me on the following;
(i) How do I prepare my research Proposal based on this area of interest. What should I capture in the Introduction - Background Information.
(ii) Results and Discusion
(iii) Analysis of Results
(Reporting)
I will be grateful for your Prompt response.
Thank you in advance.
Eshirera Johnstone
Thu, 02/02/2017
Hi, I am a social worker at a family medicine center. I am looking for tools on assessing and improving communication, and morale. Can you please recommend a good tool that would allow me to assess these areas of improvement. Thank you in advance.
Wed, 02/01/2017
I tried to submit to the guest book but after several attempts, I gave up. Kept receiving error messages: {Fatal error: Call to undefined method Mailchimp\Mailchimp::listSubscribe() in /home/ctb/public_html/sites/all/modules/webform_mailchimp/webform_mailchimp.module on line 141} That's not good...
Wed, 02/01/2017
Hello,
I am a new employee at a NGO, as the Project Coordinator. My organization provides humanitarian services to underprivileged persons in Southeast Asia.

I was employed to bring operations to a higher standard, as we lack the proper tools and systems in project design and implementation. Most processes are carried out informally.

I am asked to create a Needs Assessment for the literacy teachers to use when they go out in the community to assess needs. I am having difficulty formulating the exact questions that are appropriate. Any advise on this? Also, I was requested to create an evaluation system for the various projects, such as the schools or the Water Wells built. Could you give some guidance on how to create this evaluation system and possible questions to be included in the evaluation?

Thank you.
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
Mon, 01/30/2017
Do you have examples of healthy communities? If so, what are their names? Also, resources make a community healthy? This would be very helpful as to know what unhealthy communities need to be healthy
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Advocating for Change
Sat, 01/28/2017
Hello- I'm looking for a resource, someone who might make a presentation to a group of 50 or so Neuroendocrine Cancer self help support group leaders / prospective leaders on setting up, running and maintaining a group in their local area. Thank you!
Sat, 01/21/2017
hello! are these chapters obtained in a book? whats the name of the book? Fri, 01/20/2017
I Mandisa would like to to know if GRANT could help be funded for 2017. my mother was a nurse in Mpangeni Lwer Mfolozi Hospital and passed away in 2012 ever since my grandmother has been taking full responsibility, I would like someone to assits me financially . I'm a second year in UKZN Edgewood campus. please help.
Thu, 01/19/2017
I am interested in starting a community center for both parents and kids alike. To help build them and their futures and aiding less experienced single parents in raising their children who like help. I would be looking to reach out to those kids who are troubled or needing help with any aspect of their life and future. Would I need to have some form of certification or degree to start this and what are some tools or resources that can point me in the right direction to start?
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Building Leadership
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
  • Evaluating the Initiative
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Wed, 01/18/2017

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