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Hello, I am currently interning for a recreational department and working on infusing preventive policies into their programs. I would love to know if anyone had advice on policies that would work well, and also what some challenges could be. Thank you.
Mon, 10/12/2020
Want more information how to start a program myself Sat, 10/10/2020
Greeting from Pakistan,
Hope you are fine.
I am planning to do a study on Measuring the intervention of policy into the practise by social innovation ventures in Pakistan. I came across your website. It seems its a right match for what i am looking for and what you have worked on.
I am writing this email for two purposes.

1. My main research objective is to study whether the social ventures team are implementing the research into their policies and practice or not? particularly related to Implementation or alignment of projects to UNSDGs.

2. Please let me know suitable framework so that i can assess social innovation projects contribution/practice level to UNSDGs. how can i use the framework for my study? How to use it? Is this a question based or content analysis method?

Please advise. Anxious to hear from you.
Wed, 09/30/2020
For many years now I have longed to start a Cultural Learning Center on Race Relations in my area, however, I don't know how to go about funding such an effort. Recently, there came the perfect facility to occupy such a learning center. I grew up in this area, and my family ancestry goes back over 500 years(probably since the the beginning of time. It seems that "racism" was brought into our area when the "whites" began to come west. It is not an open problem as some cities and states clearly and openly displayed; but with more and more whites moving from the Eastern, Midwest and Southern states the problem has begun to affect race relations, jobs, housing, etc. I believe that racism and prejudice is a "learned culture tool" used my racist parents who learned it from their families, friends, etc, etc.
In short I would like to connect with someone that could advise me on how to advance my desires
to make this a better, more caring, kinder environment for our cultural survival before we blow it
into a "race War". The current political powers have and will continue to make race relations a nationwide civil war if we don't get rid of instigators of hate and superior attitudes toward people of color. My desire is to work on the learned attitudes of HATE, which is the main ingredient in racism. Until last year I taught religious education for 27 years, in all those years I learned that even as early as kindergarden children that came from "so called religious home enviorment)s) were already well "learned" in the word hate.
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
Sat, 09/26/2020

I am writing from the United Nations in New York, I am very interested in your digital advocacy presentation/training ( and was wondering if you offer customized training?

I'd be very interested in discussing this.

Advocating for Change Thu, 09/24/2020
Can you please provide some insight and suggestions on best-practice questions for community surveys regarding city property development input?

Thanking you in advance for your assistance!
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Wed, 09/23/2020
Quick question. I would like to cite some information from the community tool box in a research paper for a graduate course. Do you know how to cite this page in APA format?
Mon, 09/14/2020
Identify any three situations where you personally had to choose between
-two positive objectives
-two personal objectives
-one choice with a positive and negative objective
Mon, 09/14/2020

How can I cite this online book apa format 7 edition?

Thank you
Sat, 09/12/2020
Hey there,

I am currently setting up a new community hub to connect practitioners from around the world, who are fighting and studying loneliness. The idea is to establish more international collaboration and knowledge exchange.
The question I could use some guidance with is:
Which platform would you recommend to build the community around and enable a continuous exchange of ideas, questions and answers? We're currently looking into Slack, Facebook & Mighty Network - are there any good articles or publications, which can help us to decide?

Thank you so much!

Sending sunshine,
Wed, 09/09/2020
Is possible to assist me with usage at my rural area Mon, 09/07/2020
I would like to take up an advocacy campaign, alongwith 9th and 10th graders at school, related to equality in our community in India for our club activity. What activity would be suitable to be taken up in this regard keeping in mind the covid 19 period. Kindly guide me.
Advocating for Change Sun, 09/06/2020
I would like to create a factsheet for my agency in the US Federal Government. I read your use policy and was a little unclear on it. If I use the information on this site for a factsheet and provide a citation as described in the use policy is that acceptable use? Could we share that factsheet with employees and post on our website?
Fri, 09/04/2020
I'll be teaching a course on research methods in community psychology in the spring, and I'm wondering if you have a set of resources that might work as a "textbook" for such a course (or if you know of someone who's done this). Many thanks.
Bill Flack
Psychology Dept
Bucknell University
Lewisburg PA
Tue, 08/25/2020
Dear advisor,
I live in a black community (normally referred to as townships), these areas are habited by poor people, where the unemployment and poverty levels are extremely high. Youth idleness and drugs and crime are very high.
I bought a piece of land that I would like to convert into a community center in order to provide the youth with opportunities, for healthy lifestyles, income generation projects and academic skills development, to build a safe space for youth to engage in, collaborate, explore opportunities and build positive habits.

The main objective is to take these youth out of the streets, provide them with opportunities to learn different skills in an environment that is conducive, where most of the amenities that were previously lacking will be made available to them, like internet cafes, learning and study center etc.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
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Mon, 08/24/2020
How can I provide a new and improved vision and mission statements aligned to the new strategic direction and corporate goals for the organisation that I have recently been promoted to be the CEO of your company where I have been working in over the past 15 years. My first mandated task set by the Board of Directors is to evaluate existing corporate strategy of the organisation and to formulate and implement a new and appropriate corporate strategy or strategies in the light of changing industry landscape especially internet technology to sustain the competitive advantage once enjoyed by my company in the industry it is operating.
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Tue, 08/18/2020
We started a community base service in Nigeria. It will actual take the form of talent show as means of raising fund to assist the affected communities. The event name is GIBA STARDOM-FAME, the word GIBA means GO - IDENTIFY - BRAINSTORM - ACT. The participants are to hunt for opportunity for improvement and get it fixed. Each project identify during this annual events are expected to be executed within three days. I want to know if you can provide us with one or two person that we can relate with in the course of the event. The jingle, advert and online registration will begin in September. Good to know that we are using some renown entertainer to boost participants moral. The second question is that can we finance the project with the registration and advertisement fee? Kindly advice of on how to run this project efficiently.
Writing a Grant Application for Funding Tue, 08/18/2020
I am want to host a Facebook Community Live Groups, on Community Organizing and teaching people how to get involved locally at a grass-roots level on political appointments and commissions, without running for elections. I honestly am working on my Ph.D. in Public Policy. I am in need of a mentor and or support from Community Tool Box. I am a disabled veteran, who was homeless and dropped out of my Ph.D. program in 2003. I later went on to become a Housing Commissioner, a Commissioner on Women and Girls and Veterans. I am trying to put together several Facebook groups, in which Community Tool Box information will be used, hence, I am honestly needing a mentor, on how I can collect and or develop a research tool for measurement. And for support of my research interest, which in turn, might be a dissertation. Please reach out to me. At a time, where our country needs to learn and educate themselves to being civically engaged and present, we need to help people and people like myself, who simply want to make a difference.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Fri, 08/14/2020
Hello, my name is Denise. I am an active member at the Church I attend. There are a few women that I have come to know who are victims of abuse and/or carry the trauma as a result of an abusive relationship as well as children. I would like to know how I can get a support group started, which would be Biblically based and strength & overcoming abuse through scripture and women who are overcomers of abuse. I as well as my Pastors, would like more information prior to proceeding with any further action. Your input would be greatly welcomed & valued
Developing an Intervention Fri, 08/14/2020
Along with 2 other women I am trying to promote a citizen group for racial equity. We are a very white, upper middle class community and I see around me people of white privileged who do not care what is happening to POC in our larger community. How do we go about creating change?
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
Thu, 08/13/2020
I have a vision, mission, and objectives set in place. Here are the vision and mission statement that I made and really need help with developing a plan. Mission
Our mission is to improve the lives for the youth who are dropped out, hungry and who are stuck doing illegal activities by mentoring them with personal & professional development, telling them about how staying in school is better, feeding them with food and having less criminal activities within the community.
We imagine that the youth have more inherent access to information about why they are dropping out of school and why they should stay in school. A community without hunger, a place to sleep, and a community without crimes.
I really want to start helping the community more often through a nonprofit corporation, I really need help setting up a coalition plan and here are the problems we have in a remote community of the Canadian north. They include but not limited to: The youth have nowhere to go so they are starting to do drugs and drink alcohol more often. When they become bored, they tend to be more mischief. Their parents have problems with keeping up with their bills because they do drugs so the kids do not eat often. Some of the youth, mostly boys have to go either house to house in this small town to have a place to sleep as well.

The youth tends to do the following:

Do drugs
Drink alcohol
Go hungry
Have nowhere to have fun
Drop out of high-school
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing an Intervention
Fri, 07/31/2020
Hello there!
I am trying to develop a coalition plan & an action plan for the youth here in a small community called Igloolik, NU which is part of Canada. I have been looking for those two answers for quite a while now and would like to know where they are. Here is our vision and mission statement.

We imagine that the youth have more inherent access to information about why they are dropping out of school and why they should stay in school. A community without hunger, a place to sleep, and a community without crimes.

Our mission is to improve the lives of the youth who are dropped out, hungry, and who are stuck doing illegal activities by mentoring them with personal & professional development, telling them about how staying in school is better, feeding them with food and having fewer criminal activities within the community.

How can I implement those statements?
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  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Fri, 07/31/2020
My nsme is amina ridhwani from lift up the grassroots women and youth initiative as the national chairperson would like to know more on program development and funders
  • Developing an Intervention
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Fri, 07/31/2020
Thank you for your reply about the violence root cause (why) diagrams. I will look through the resources you provided. As we try to work with more partners outside of public health, we are finding less awareness of the downstream/upstream analogy and how it applies to specific examples. Let me know if you'll like to somehow collaborate to help fill this gap. In order to build multi-sector partnerships, I think this is a foundational piece worth building.
Thu, 07/30/2020
I should like to make a comment re wearing masks and social distancing. I remember the outcry against wearing seatbelts years. I see a parallel between the two. I should like to suggest 2 slogans which might make the point with the "rebels"

6' apart is better than 6' under. A mask is better than shroud..

Would you be interested interested in the comments of an old lady who has seen the din die down on seat belts and they are now mandatory without violating the constituation?
Implementing a Social Marketing Effort Thu, 07/09/2020
Read the case study and determine what action you think would be most appropriate for the leader to take at the first place in this situation.
You serve as the Project Manager in your department and have been assigned responsibility to design and implement a new initiative. You have hired a Project team that is eager to
begin work with you in developing and implementing the new initiative. You have scheduled a planning meeting with your team. Please select the most appropriate action point for your first meeting *

(1 Point)

Present & discuss an overview of the design process

Direct team in designing and implementing the new project.

Closely monitor progress in implementing the initiative

Gauge performance of team member
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Developing an Intervention
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  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Wed, 07/08/2020
Hello! I'm a nursing student, trying to find community interventions to decrease mental health stigma in Brooklyn, NY. I cannot seem to find a related source on your website. Let me know if I missed something.
Developing an Intervention Tue, 07/07/2020
Hello, I hope you can advise me. The local Vienna NY Planning Board is likely going to let an individual build an airstrip very close to me. It is even closer to some other homes. One of the Planning Board members has his own airstrip and his son flies with the individual who is planning this construction. I feel the Board member is biased and should recuse himself. If the Vienna Planning Board allows this to go through they are in direct violation of current Noise Laws and the town's Master Plan. Who polices the Planning Board?
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  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
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  • Influencing Policy Development
Sun, 07/05/2020