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I come from a country where it is legal to marry 11 year old (very young) girls. How do i bring change to my community and country
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Building Leadership
  • Developing an Intervention
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
  • Advocating for Change
  • Influencing Policy Development
  • Evaluating the Initiative
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Mon, 06/13/2016
I run a small NGO in UK called East Africa Children's Project. I have just come back from Tanzania where we have a partnership with community based NGO. I would very much like to start up a mushroom project. We are sending a community worker for a mushroom course. I understand you have had experience in setting up a mushroom project. If you could give us some advise of how to set up the project it would benefit many people in rural Tanzania. Many thanks Piet Lagaay CEO
Developing an Intervention Sun, 06/12/2016
I want to help kids and teens in my community, by reading and writing, so I want know were I will get books for them to read and write. can you please help me.
Thu, 06/09/2016
My parents are 73 & 76. They are in fair health but are in a house that is too big for them and they can't afford. Credit cards various are maxed out and they will likely need to declare bankruptcy.

That will leave them with ~ $3000/month to live on.

Is there a program by which a house could be purchased for my parents, to live in until they die and then that house would revert in ownership to my towns affordable housing trust?

I live in Falmouth, MA.

Thank you,
Wed, 06/08/2016
1. how to create an action plan table?
2.students base line target want to be from 50 to 65?
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Mon, 06/06/2016
Hello, my name is Rebecca Miller. I recently graduated from the University of Akron with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I writing to you because I have recently gained employment at OneEighty, a non profit in Wooster, Ohio. My position is new to both the agency and myself. The title is the coordinated community response specialist. This is in regard to sexual assault and domestic violence. I would like to connect with other individuals or communities who have tackled this or a similar position. If your organization has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated. Finally, any handouts or information would also be greatly appreciated.
Mon, 06/06/2016
I would like to know if you have to prepare a schedule when preparing a sample budget of 3 years for the IRS to get your 501(c) (3).
Mon, 06/06/2016
Greetings to you, Sir. I am pleased to learn of your esteemed institution, and would like to introduce myself as a voluntary social work in Malaysia, and a Founder of Friends N Fans International Club's school of virtuous thoughts (a virtual face book group), aimed primarily to promote thought ethics and moral leadership online programs free-of-charge to help individuals and face book friends towards personal development. In this connection, I wish to seek your assistance to be a counselor for my above-mentioned group. Please visit my face book "Benny Francis" ( This is a private mission towards world peace; love for humanity and happiness for mankind. Thank you for your kind co-operation.
Sun, 06/05/2016
Project title: Trees for Sustainable Economic Development (TSED)
main objectives: Fruits and forest tree plantation (develop orchards, fruit processing houses and develop Huts
Target communities: Small farmers
Implementing partners: Local men/women organization and some Govt. departments
Project period: 3 years

The question asked by the donor is What criteria will you use to measure the achievements of your project and how the grant oversight will be made during project life.

Would you please develop the M&E criteria as asked above
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Evaluating the Initiative
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Sat, 06/04/2016
Hi, I have been tasked to provide "something for caregivers" on a military installation. As of now there has been a flyer distributed advertising a "Caregivers Support Group" for the past 6 months but nobody shows to the meetings. Before researching additional community needs and designing a new intervention, what are the first steps I should take to find out why nobody is participating... whether it be a marketing need, the time of day, need for child care, etc. I have looked through the entire community toolkit website and feel overwhelmed about where to start.

Any help will be sincerely appreciated!!! :)
Increasing Participation and Membership Wed, 06/01/2016
What organizations or groups are working to strengthen small neighborhood businesses in California?
Wed, 06/01/2016
Hello, how do you suggest I cite the community tool box in a written report?

Tue, 05/31/2016
I am a huge advocate for child mentor programs. I believe we need to lead our youth to make great changes and it starts with us. Please let me know if you think this could be a successful campaign to get people involved with the youth population to create a better tomorrow.
Advocating for Change Mon, 05/30/2016

I am writing from the University of Puerto Rico at the municipality of Carolina, Puerto Rico. We want to start a pilot program at one public high school at Carolina regarding gender violence prevention. We don't have a budget for an evaluation, but want to do some kind of evaluation of our own. I was wondering if you could help me identify:
1.the best research techniques for high school students (pre/post test or focus groups or both?)
2. Is there any research instrument validated regarding gender violence prevention for high school students that we can use as reference? Are they available in Spanish?
3. Since we don't want the students to feel is just another class, I think that if we use a pre/post test technique, they will feel is "another test" and will be unwilling to complete or answer it with concentration and honesty.

Since we will be offering more than one workshop, my concern is that if for the first one they see we are going to give them "tests", this could make them uninterested to take the other workshops.

Any advice will be more than appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Thu, 05/26/2016
Major issues affecting the poor and marginalized communities Wed, 05/25/2016
Start up requirement/courage to be a consultant Wed, 05/25/2016
Looking for help to pay the cost of replacing a single wide mobile home Roof! Writing a Grant Application for Funding Tue, 05/24/2016
I am looking for a sample community accountability contract that elected officials/candidates could be required to support/sign concerning issues affecting my community before supporting an elected official.
Advocating for Change Mon, 05/23/2016
I would like to know how I can build a relationship with your organization? I am the founder of a non-profit helping abused Latina women, I am also working on my EdD and will be seeking funding for my dissertation project as well as for my non-profit. I look forward to your response and developing a relationship with your organization, blessings Ana Serrano
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Sat, 05/21/2016
refused help by tec soup (software)
because we are non profit -cemetery. Need help for this group to understand we are registers.

Unfortunately to qualify for our donation program you organization must have 501(c)(3) status. Since your organization is a 501(c)(13) it would not be able qualify for our program.
Deadwood Cemetery
Deadwood Oregon
thanks you for any and all help
Sat, 05/14/2016
we would enjoy educating our community, help them become more aware of suicide. Survivors of suicide tools to help them heal would be so great. Thank you so much for any information we can use.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Sat, 05/14/2016
Good morning,

I am working to organize a statewide community peer-to-peer mental health advocacy and education organization here in New Mexico. There is interest and passion in the success of our group. We are thinking about using an association/collaborative of local chapters model. Can you please offer web resources that we can review to see how such a model is working for others?
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
Fri, 05/13/2016
What do I need to do to become an advocate to help mothers who have lost their children to the DSS or other government agency?
Advocating for Change Fri, 05/13/2016
I work for a community based housing provider in Australia. I want to ask our tenants when they enter housing and during their time with us questions about how the provision of safe and secure tenure housing enables the following: Quality of life; Ability to access services; Stability to enable education and look at work possibilities
Community connections; Reduced stress and positive impact on health. I was perhaps thinking of using a self efficacy approach that the provision of housing increases the tenants ability/confidence/security. Ideally want to ask about 5/6 questions we can track over time and by different tenant types age/location/etc. Do you know of any self-efficacy questions that cover these items or are similar so we can adapt? Thank you so much
Fri, 05/13/2016
I am so thankful that a service like this exists and I thank you for providing this service.
Two questions: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker writing a book on coping with the bully at work and as a social worker I feel compelled to not only offer psychological explanations but to also offer guidance and direction on creating environmental change. Where may I direct a reader if he/she would like to work towards social change of for example decreasing the tolerance that employers have for bullies in the work environment: especially managerial bullies. Or creating laws that allow for legal recourse on the part of a targeted employee.
Second question: I would like to form a social workers union. Nurses are unionized, teachers are unionized but only in the UK are social workers unionized. Should I start by just calling the AFL-CIO and asking them my questions? Or perhaps I should call a nurses Union and asked them how they formed...
I thank-you in advance for any assistance and direction you may be able to offer me in attempting to answer these questions.

  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Advocating for Change
Thu, 05/12/2016
Dear Advisor,

I am a PhD Candidate and instructor at the University of Toronto (Canada). I am designing an undergraduate course on Community Service Learning and Health Policy for the Fall Semester. One of the key areas that need to be included in community service delivery and program evaluation. I am wondering if I could use some of your resources for lectures and in-class activities, and whether or not you could suggest a list of references that I could provide for students.

Thanking you in advance for your time and support,

J. Cristian Rangel
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing an Intervention
Thu, 05/12/2016