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how can i get old story books for my community library? Implementing a Social Marketing Effort Wed, 02/26/2020
Last fall I taught a doctoral course at Northern Kentucky University entitle "Regional Stewardship". We used the KU toolkit extensively as a framework for evaluating regional community change efforts. The course focused on leading community change from the top,but i am changing the focus this fall to leading from the middle and not limiting to regional efforts. I am having trouble locating books/articles/videos on leading change efforts from the middle. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Developing a Framework or Model of Change Sun, 02/23/2020
I am looking into starting a support group for women who have been in/are in abusive/controlling relationships. I was wondering if you have suggestions on where to start? Also, how do I go about conducting meeting for this group without triggering anyone?
Advocating for Change Fri, 02/21/2020
Do you have an official MLA citation for Ch. 27 for the "Learn a Skill" tab?
Wed, 02/19/2020
How can I get sponsored in my organization Sustaining the Work or Initiative Mon, 02/17/2020
I want to start my own nonprofit and would like to connect with someone to consult about my idea and help to file my legal documents. Can I get some advise on how to go about this?
Improving Organizational Management and Development Thu, 02/13/2020
Hi, I am a BSN student. For my community assessment I have to use the MAPIT tool. My community if interest is 80yr and older who live in assisted living facilities. I want to determine how falls affect this community in being able to get access to clinics preventative services or assess to care.
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Tue, 02/11/2020
Am working on community mapping in Birmingham UK, especially faith community persepctive, as part of developing a route to the city becoming fully sustainable with net zero carbon emissions. Are there examples of your Community Tool Kit being used by UK cities? Is there experience of using the tool kit specifically in relation to sustainability and climate change? Thanks.
Thu, 02/06/2020
I just noticed there are no POCs on your Advisory board. This is a great tool that I have shared with others over the years, so this makes me sad. I do hope you're making strides to correct that as representation matters especially to those of us who work for community/social change.

Enhancing Cultural Competence Fri, 01/31/2020
We are in the process of transiting from a local volunteer agency, to a state wide project to address homelessness in Georgia.

Any advice on using CT for a large number of volunteers? i.e. best to train in classroom setting or self taught on line.

Jim McIntosh, Georgia Homeless Coalition
Mon, 01/27/2020
Hello! I am Joe Shepherd and I work for Floyd County Public Library in New Albany, IN. I recently came on board as a customer service liaison, but I am working on my Master's in Social Work, while working on social service projects for the library. I am full time, part customer service and part social service outreach. Currently, I am trying to develop a diversity training for our staff. When I started working here, I've heard how some staff refer to certain patrons based on their socioeconomic status (we have several homeless patrons,) other races (on mentioned a Chinese woman), and individuals that have mental health conditions (one staff member described a man that has some form of psychosis.) They do not realize how they are speaking about these individuals. So I would like to incorporate unconscious bias training into diversity training. I've used the community toolbox when I was working on a needs assessment for a local non profit and I love the diversity section, but I do have questions. How can I tie in implicit bias with the diversity? I have looked for several resources but I am having trouble finding some that are still relevant or do not have broken links (or pages that have been taken down). Any little bit of information will help! Thanks!
Thu, 01/23/2020
Good morning,

How can I assess mental wellness needs in my state?

Wed, 01/22/2020
Hello Community tool box advisors! I want to begin by stating that the resources you provide are wonderful and moreover to provide them free of charge is much appreciated!!! I currently work in the field of behavior analysis, where we develop interventions that address adaptive living skills, social skills, employment skills etc. depending on the age demographic that we are working with. I've noticed that at times the skills we are trained to teach do not match with the cultural preferences of our client's communities, I have also noticed that staffing at times may not place cultural needs as a priority. My questions are, 1) Do you have any recommendations for testing an individuals' competence in a culture as it relates to ethnicity and socioeconomic status? 2) Do you have recommendations on how to go about identifying the norms/standards of a community's culture prior to intervention?

Thank you!!!!
Sat, 01/18/2020
Principle of critical tinking Mon, 01/13/2020
I would like to discuss my project and see what makes the most sense utilizing this tool box. I would really appreciate someone to discuss this with.
Fri, 01/10/2020
Is there a fillable logic model? Developing a Framework or Model of Change Thu, 01/09/2020
Hi...My question is how to make project about poverty and also illiteracy
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Wed, 01/08/2020
Good morning,
The City of Lincoln, NE is issuing a quote for a Public Health Evaluator for Tobacco Free Lancaster County coalition. I would like to give you the opportunity to submit your quote for the City of Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department.

All bids and quotes must be submitted electronically. In order to submit your pricing you will need to register on our Ionwave system. Please register soon. I will be releasing this bid today on our system.

Type "bid" into search box located under the Important heading
After hitting enter

After you have registered, and company has been approved you will receive an email notification of the approval. When the bid is released on our site you will receive an email stating the bid has been posted to our site to view and submit pricing. If you register after the bid is released, you may still submit your pricing by logging onto the site and clicking on the bid.

To view our bids/quotes you will log in with the username and password you created in the registration. Once you click on the quote/bid you will see tabs going across the page (Attachment, Attributes, Line, Supplier Response, Submit Response, etc.) click on these tabs in order to see information associated with the bid. Fill in any box under these tabs before clicking on the submit button.

If you have any further questions let me know.

Rachelle Hinze, Buyer
City of Lincoln/Lancaster County Purchasing
440 South 8th, Ste. 200
Lincoln, NE 68508
Mon, 12/30/2019
Good Morning, It's funny how you come by something really good on the internet and have no idea where the contact originated. I am grateful to have found Toolbox. The organisation I am involved with as deputy president is Living Values Education, a Swiss registered non profit established for 20 years. We are totally voluntary structure and have LVE representation active in over 40 countries. All LVE materials are offered of charge, like you we rely on donations. We have historically been supported by many organisations including UNESCO.
Please view our website:
Even having been successful in the past still requires us to focus on ongoing upgrading of our services to the community.
I am responsible for resources and seeking external help in better presenting facilitator skills to our international field trainers and new comers to LVE. Toolbox has this beautifully and succinctly laid out. Your presentation dovetails with our own explanation of the qualities and requirements of a facilitator and would provide and substantiate even greater understanding. Specifically, we would like to incorporate the text relative to Facilitation shown on your website, naturally offering recognition to the Toolbox source as required.
In addition, we appear to have much in common, your Toolbox website offers many aspects of community training which our members would benefit from and I feel Living Values Education would benefit from developing a greater relationship/partnership with you.
I trust that this message will well received and look forward to further communications with you, LVE recognises and welcomes 2020 - a new decade for us both and a huge opportunity to lend assistance to a world in crisis.

Kind Regards, Happy New Year Kansas
Raj Miles
Deputy President, Association for Living Values Education International

Sat, 12/28/2019

I just started a non-profit and I'm trying to apply for a grant. In the grant, I need to communicate the challenge or need of community leadership development and what the intended benefits of community leadership development are. In my response, I need to use data to support my approach.

I'm having trouble communicating proof of concept. I don't know how to present the market investability for community leadership development to future impact investors. Can the community toolbox possibly help me gather this data so I can put together a grant application for our work?

Below is A Summary of our new non-profit:

The 1C9 Leadership Foundation is a non-profit whose vision is to empower Baltimore's current and future leaders through leadership development, coaching, and community development. 1C9 Leadership Foundation exists to empower future leaders towards citywide, transformational change in Baltimore, MD. From our leadership development and coaching services to our spiritual formation partnerships, we are striving to build a better future for our communities.

With these challenges, our cities, like Baltimore, can end up looking more like battlegrounds rather than playgrounds. The 1C9 Leadership Foundation believes that where you have Health, Family and Community you have the building blocks for leadership development. Investing in the transformation of Baltimore's leaders is more than inviting people to a program - it takes leadership - and not just leadership, but leadership with a purpose.

Seeing Transformation in Baltimore takes going where people live, listening to them, and pointing them to the God-given purpose(s) that will ultimately meet their deepest needs. However, this kind of wide-scale transformation and change begins at the individual level, one step at a time. From our leadership development and coaching services to our community development projects, you can partner with us as we strive to build a better future for Baltimore's communities.

Below is a summary of our pilot project:

1C9 Leadership Foundation will organize a free annual health fair located at the Penn North Recovery Center's fitness center called Will B. Better Bodies. Through this annual community health fair, signups will be available to low-income men and women in recovery who wish to be part of the 1C9 Emerging Leaders Program. The outcome of this emerging leaders program will allow 1C9 to support the development of Health and Wellness in the respective Neighborhoods of emerging leader applicants. The goal of the Emerging Leaders Program will be to create Workforce Development Opportunities for emerging leaders. In addition, we will offer leadership development workshops to our emerging leader applicants designed to help low-income families and members in the community interested in making a social impact in their respective communities. 1C9 leadership foundation will organize the event and work with the Will B. Better Bodies personnel to execute the activities for the health fair. One of the 1C9 Leadership Foundation's program goals is to collect information on Health and Wellness issues relevant in West Baltimore. We will accomplish this through Neighborhood Development Projects such as the Free Annual Health Fair. We will offer free health workshops that families in the community can sign up for during the event. 1C9 will organize the event and fundraising campaigns. The 1C9 leadership foundation will work with the Penn North Recovery Center's fitness center called Will B. Better Bodies personnel to execute the events health and wellness activities, health screenings and workshops during the health fair. In addition, The 1C9 Leadership Foundation will develop family development resources available to low income households. The goal of developing these resources is to provide single parents, adolescent parents and low income families access to materials and opportunities that increase capacity for parent leadership and increased children’s academic success. Information about our family leadership development resources will be available at the free annual community health fair.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Building Leadership
Mon, 12/16/2019
I would like to sign up for the newsletter, but the page cannot be found.
Thanks for the help.
Thu, 12/12/2019
1) How do problems get on the public agenda?how this process work in pakistan?
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Mon, 12/09/2019
Hi, I work at a very progressive, busy public Library in suburban NYC and am charged with creating a community partnership database and mapping the community's assets. Is your toolbox right for me to explore? Please advise.
Thank you
Jennifer Bangser
Director, Strategic Community Partnerships
The Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
847-656-6606 (cell)

Assessing Community Needs and Resources Mon, 12/09/2019
Hi I was given your information from a copy writer and she stated that this organization may be a good opportunity to assist us in community building for District 2 and 30 of Dallas. I would like to schedule a call with someone to discuss more about what your organization does. Thank you!
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
Sat, 12/07/2019
I am a social work faculty member at a university in Lebanon. I am working with several colleagues in an interdisciplinary research cluster. We are assisting the national Red Cross in developing a community assessment. This was to be used in short term planning at the various regional branches and then long term planning nationally. Recently, what is locally being referred to as a "revolution" has occurred. But it might more accurately be described as massive civil disobedience. There have been a few violent incidents that have been quite isolated. Yet, I think there is a strong possibility that this will escalate. I am suggesting to the cluster that we temporarily terminate our work. We cannot assess a community that is in crisis. I was interested in your thoughts or advice.

Thank you for your response and the availability of the toolbox. It has been enormously helpful to me over the years in teaching community development and in my work in the community.
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Wed, 11/27/2019
Will you be updating the Precede-Proceed Model to match the 9 Phases (example: While it is not a huge deal to explain the newer version, it would make it easier people to understand if everything matched.
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Fri, 11/15/2019
Hello Team,
I am a student at the University Of Northwestern-St. Paul and would like to ask for permission to cite your web platform of any material referenced in an academic presentation. I noticed the "All Rights Reserved," and "copy right patent," with a Licensed also. I or the University of Northwestern-St. Paul wish to have zero legal action brought to the person or academic organization if material used for the use in academic learning and presenting format. I will wait for your permission response before citing any material from this web platform.
Einar O. UNWSP Student
Thu, 11/14/2019
hello, sir/mam
My question is how this Community ToolBox Help to join people?
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  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
Fri, 11/08/2019
Q:Do you think cultural competency is important in education,health and business sector.
Enhancing Cultural Competence Wed, 11/06/2019
Do you have any samples of a simple feasibility study you could share? I am working with a technical college dental training program regarding possible changes to its dental clinic to better serve students and community members. I'd appreciate any examples you can provide that aren't so geared to the business/profit world. Thanks!
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
Mon, 11/04/2019
how do i get funding to go to a youth conference hosted by the United Nations on leadership and policy making, as I have been selected but lack the funds to go.
Tue, 10/29/2019
I wanna take action Tue, 10/29/2019
I'm a dance artist and teacher and have been curious about how my art/skill could be used to benefit groups of people in any given community. More specifically in areas of conflict resolution, mediation, and/or fostering community building.

Any guidance or direction would be extremely helpful. Any examples would also be beneficial.

I'm searching for a way to give back and put my craft to use.

Appreciation in advance.
Fri, 10/25/2019
will there be any legal issue if i use your words present in the web site of yours for my community organization..
Thu, 10/17/2019