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what can be done if a neighbor is preventing a disabled person from exiting an apartment building?
I know of a friend who was not able to exit because a neighbor blocked a door to go outside.
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Thu, 02/22/2018
Do you have any tips or resources pertaining to tracking/contacting the recently incarcerated population? I'm sure this particular population doesn't want to be reminded that they were previously in prison. But, they are needed to complete a one year follow-up survey with a program that they were involved in when they were incarcerated. Sending letters to the addresses that they provide upon consent (a year ago or longer) simply isn't resulting in participants going online to take a short survey with a $10 gift card incentive. Any suggestions?
Increasing Participation and Membership Thu, 02/22/2018
Do you have any knowledge of a program similar to yours located in Illinois? I am familiar with CEED project, but they are too far from me. I live in Ogle County. I would like to start a program like yours but with a rural area prospective and for low income.
Presently, I am a low income working woman. I have been trying to work with SBDC, economic development offices, rural development, etc for the past four-five years to get started.
Not much movement. I think I don't know the talk to present the idea and make connections to move ahead.

Any sources, connections, or general advice would be appreciated.
I am also looking at Iowa, too
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Developing an Intervention
Wed, 02/21/2018
Where can I find the date this website was published? I really like the information I got and want to use this as a source for my paper.
Sun, 02/18/2018
I am in the process of try to form a plan/program for cleaning up my town/community. How would I go about starting.
Developing an Intervention Thu, 02/15/2018
what do we mean by policy cycle in community social organization management and how we can form example for this cycle "as written in NGO Management textbook that it encompasses five steps, identifying the issue, policy analysis, policy decision,policy implementation,and policy evaluation"?
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Influencing Policy Development
Tue, 02/06/2018

Would you please send me the pdf version of this tool, so that I can get it printed as the place where I am working have low connectivity issue?
Mon, 02/05/2018
How can i become resourceful towards the empowerment of women in fight against poverty and social ills. I am a Social Worker and i have colleagues that wish to engage in lay forums to challenge socio-economic instabilities in our South African surroundings.
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Building Leadership
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Wed, 01/31/2018
I plaesured to have this chance to access Ask an Advisor on your page! I am a practicing community-based organization leader and volunteer. I have the following questions to you, Team members;
1. what are the job descriptions of a CBO Partnership Manager/Coordinator and Program Manager?
2. How do you initiate an assessment you plan to undertake on a situational/problem ground or area in your community?
3. what best is to be done for publicity purposes to make a CBO known to the community and how do you plan it?
4. What are the relevant points to note when developing a program?
Your answers to my questions above shall help me improve the running of our community owned orgnaization.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Tue, 01/30/2018
I've become very concerned with the process of children in school. How can I start a organization to help alleviate the problem children face that prevent their growth in completing school.?
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Advocating for Change
Thu, 01/25/2018
our community lack resources to carry out like refuce collection,leadership and financial support on capacity building workshop
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Wed, 01/17/2018
I would like to join your organisation.

How can I join?
Increasing Participation and Membership Wed, 01/17/2018
How do new board members sign up to take HUD classes for training? Can they go online or are there training sessions at a location?
Wed, 01/17/2018
Hello there
We are a training and development academy in Jordan, and we are planning to organize a training program for a group of officials on how to identify the needs for development, assess, draw a plan, etc.

May you contact me to arrange this together?
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Tue, 01/16/2018
In a community of persistent destructive chieftancy conflicts,where there is lost trust in security egencies.what roles can a a development worker together with community active network/group play in solving the conflict and its related problems.
Improving Organizational Management and Development Thu, 01/11/2018
Good morning,
I work at a community Center-Social Services program with a local government organization. The purpose of our programs is to address the needs of individuals living within City limits who are faced with a temporary financial crisis. The needs are defined as emergency in nature, i.e., utility assistance, rental assistance and counseling services in relation other needs.
I am interested organizing a community task force to address those needs in order to achieve self-sufficiency. (for example, questions about planning, assessment, participation, publicity, program development, leadership, advocacy, or evaluation, etc).
What do I need to do to establish this task force and where do I begin.
Best Regards,
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Thu, 01/11/2018

I am interested in becoming a facilitator for conflict resolution and professional development. Does you site offer such positions?
Wed, 01/10/2018
Hello, my name is Gwen. I'm interested in finding professional insurance for my nonprofit and I need help. I'm located in Hamden CT.
Improving Organizational Management and Development Wed, 01/10/2018
Vision:To be the world's notion of supportive,competent and developmental individuals to agitate positive change
Mission:To elevate financially disadvantages students through provision of financial assistance and entrepreneurial education.
Please how best can I rephrase the above vision and mission. Our network collects donations and then pays tuition for disadvantaged students
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Sat, 01/06/2018
Hi, I was wondering if you could give me the date: Section 2. Using Principles of Persuasion in chapter 6, was published. It would be much appreciated!
Sat, 01/06/2018
Hello! I am trying to start surveying the community I work with and I am wondering where to start?
Fri, 01/05/2018
i work for a Center for Independent Living in ND and we would like to utilize a few of the Modules to work with people with disabilities on developing there leadership skills. How do I purchase a copy and what are the fees?
  • Building Leadership
  • Advocating for Change
Thu, 01/04/2018
I am wanting to start some sort of community outreach program for abused women and children. I was abused and I want to give bck to the community and help others overcome this trauma. Could you please send me information on what direction to go in in terms of starting. I have the perfect idea and our community desperately needs some prevention plans and help to children who are being victimized. I want to be that mediator to bring awareness in addition to change in my community!
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Advocating for Change
Wed, 01/03/2018
Dear Advisor,

The work that you have done in other cities is remarkable! I currently live in Point breeze area of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. We are striving to uplift this low social economic community through opening a community center. Do you have any suggestions for steps moving forward? Or organizations I can reach out to for funding?
Our mission is to inspire happy healthy lifestyles. Through providing a warm, open-minded, positive space for mindfulness, experiencing art and culture through dancing and music, as well as many other classes, including individualized nutritional planning and cooking classes, we aim to bring Resources under one roof, to give the community a convenient one stop location. If you well like me to forward you my business proposal to better understand what we are offering, please let me know. Look forward to hearing from you! Happy new year to you and your family!

Warm Regards,
Megan Countey, BSN-RN
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
Sun, 12/31/2017
I am planning a health outreach in a rural community in Kaduna state Nigeria. Are there grants available.
Writing a Grant Application for Funding Wed, 12/27/2017
I am the Director of Community Partnerships with the Texas Education Agency. I will be supporting schools in Texas with developing community partnerships to improve achievement in reading and math by providing holistic and wrap around services for their students. What resources do you have that can support this effort?
Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships Tue, 12/19/2017
I work as a community volunteer in one of the community in India. I do not get paid for the the work and I am thinking of training few of volunteers.

I can not afford to pay the cost of training material. Is there a way I can get the materials free of cost. Even PDF will work for me.
Writing a Grant Application for Funding Sat, 12/16/2017