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The Community Tool Box team greatly appreciates your visit to our site and we'd love to hear from you, and learn more about you and how you are using the resources on the site to support your community work. We encourage you to browse guestbook entries from visitors to our site and while you’re here, encourage you to subscribe to our eNewsletter to keep in touch and learn about new resources as they become available.

Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
19 January 2020 Cheryl Barela Phoenix, AZ 85051 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a MSN student at Northern Arizona University. I will be using the community tool box for projects as they relate to my current classes.
I have not, but I will start using it soon
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
19 January 2020 Cassandra Wolf Scottsdale, AZ 85257 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a graduate student at Northern Arizona University, as well as a RN!
I plan to use the Community Tool Box as a resource for one of my classes. The information here will also be useful in my role at work where I work with patients from all over our state who have different levels of access to resources and support.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
17 January 2020 Sophia Taggart Eloy, Arizona 85131 US
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm in nurse practitioner school and hoping to serve rural communities by implementing nursing theory and change processes.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
14 January 2020 Priscilla Oliveira Pennington, NJ 08525 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
We are using the Community Tool Box to help support Justice, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity efforts within our organization.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
14 January 2020 Kiran Hanson show low, AZ 85902 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a FNP student and was required to register with this website
I will be use the tool box to help with my assignments and to conduct research on rural communities.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
10 January 2020 Joseph Kohout Portland, OR 97207 US
Who I am Use of CTB
Learning, growing and contributing to the world around us. I believe it is positive hub for resources.
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8 January 2020 alice nakagwa Kampala, Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
A Development Communications Consultant working in Budget Transparency. Media advocacy
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
24 December 2019 Ignus Kalongola Dar es salaam, Dar es salaam P.o,Box 55143 Tanzania
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Tanzanian, male, social worker by professional . I have huge experience in Youth programs in the area of empowerment and advocacy. I'm now the founder of the very new organization Known as Community youth Partnership which is based in Kigoma region western Part of Tanzania. The organization in non profit which dedicated to keeping youth Active, up-to-date and informed. Our organization is a partnership between youth, adults and the community where young people are forefront of creating positive social change. The organization aim to implement activities on employbilty , entrepreneur, leadership, community engagement and Health life skils.
Community tool box was supporting me during strengthening idea of establishment of CBO, I gain more useful guideline and also some materials which helps me to facilitate session to members of the organization about CBO and key benefit of being member of community youth Partnership.
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11 December 2019 JD Arch Cherokee, NC 28719 US
Who I am Use of CTB
J.D. Arch is a 20 year retired Naval Submariner that is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee N.C. He has experience in managing, securing and penetrating computer networks. He served two separate instructor tours in Kings Bay Georgia and Yokosuka Japan where he taught how to manage, secure and penetrate computer networks. After retirement, he obtained two undergraduate degrees in business management and public relations to move away from the IT world.

He believes that perspective of life, family and culture guides our steps as we travel through life. His ambition is to form a non-profit that will address the need to change this perspective through culture and community. By learning traditional Cherokee gardening, use of plants, dancing, laughing and communicating with the creator, perspectives will change. Then, opportunities that seemed impossible to attain begin to transform into experiences that lead.
I have not
I took a Grant Writing Class from Western Carolina University and this website was a resource listed to help
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
7 December 2019 Faiz Ullah Kakar Quetta, Balochistan 87300 Pakistan
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a community development professional. I recently designed and implemented a course titled Development Studies Course: Learning from People and Communities. This course motivated me to work with ordinary people in rural communities. I am interested in studying, understanding and utilizing sources of Community Tool Box in my future initiatives
Not yet.
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6 December 2019 Francisca Rios San Francisco, CA 94112 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Currently enrolled for the Child Development, Programs Development and Advocacy for Spring 2020. During the Spring, I will continue with the certification program and hope to have completed by the Fall of 2020. With the hope to reach as many foster youth as an Education Advocate hoping to give them some thing to bring them stability.
I had been on the website before, but since then I lost my computer. I remembered your website and it is going to be a key component to be able to implement future projects. As of right now, I am looking for a way to become an advocate for those who feel they can't or just won't try to gain benefits they have a right to gain access to. Not as a beneficiary, nor a payee, just to be voice they need to speak up for theirs
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
28 November 2019 Whitney Hope Elwood, IN 46036 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
33, DWF, FREELANCE JOURNALIST, ACTIVIST, COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, VOLUNTEER, POSS. FUTURE POLITICIAN
To train myself & other volunteers, To share tips & resources
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15 November 2019 Marit Doshi Berkeley, CA USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm an East Bay, California resident in service to several food and land justice-oriented groups and communities. I was originally trained as a conservation ecologist but my passion for people and place has led me to develop into my fuller facilitator, organizer, and advocate self, along with the scientist part of me.
I have drawn on multiple components of the Tool Box to develop research/analysis protocols, develop interview questions, and guide project frameworks. The huge difference the Tool Box has helped me with is doing all of that with a solid foundation and consistent orientation in equitable, respectful community participation. So very grateful!
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14 November 2019 Ahmed Abdelmoety Cairo, Egypt 11835 Egypt
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Egyptian by birth, dentist by graduation, global health learner/practitioner by passion, and health promotion supervisor with Doctors without Borders by profession.
I use the tool box to learn about community health development programming. I find the resource extremely rich in content, organized in its outline and global in it's perspective. This resource is directly and indirectly affecting the learning and development of thousands of community health professionals like me, and influencing health related behaviors of even more.
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11 October 2019 Amy Smith Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a KU grad (’97 Human Dev and Family Life, spec in Behavior Analysis) and just moved to Oregon in June 2019. I previously worked as a volunteer management professional for an environmental nonprofit in Kansas City, Missouri, for more than 10 years. Coming across this gem from my alma mater makes me feel closer to home. :)
I’m in the process of developing a plan to increase neighborhood engagement for a specific Neighborhood Association Committee in Beaverton Oregon. I just came across your Community Toolbox and am looking forward to diving in! Thank you for this valuable resource!
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5 October 2019 SPENCER KORANKYE ACCRA, ASH 233 GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Spencer T. Korankye, Founder/Team Lead of Mpact Lane Consult. It is a consulting firm that I intend to use support non-profits in Ghana and West Africa to access resources for their smooth operations.
I have just accessed and I would be using it train and build capacity of non-profits, SMEs and public sector agencies to contribute to socio-economic development of Ghana.
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30 September 2019 Sherry Summers Aurora, Ontario L4G 3S9 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Developmental Service Family Peer Mentor for caregivers of adult children with a developmental disability.
I just came upon it and I found it very informative and it will be a very useful resource.
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26 September 2019 DEEPALI CHOUGULE KOLHAPUR, MAHARASTRA 416012 INDIA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Ms Deepali , postgraduate in Medical And Psychiatric social work .Experience of working in development sector from last 7 years.currently am not working as my child is so small. Just I have been registered a NGO, and wanted to work for our rural community . Eager to work for marginalized children's. Passionate about child development era.
I came to know about Community Tool Box while surfing the internet .After that i became a fan of Community tool box. I regularly using this CTB site. lots of information is there.social work methodology is there. If earlier i was aware about it then i pass out MSW course in Distinction. anyway really its helpful, knowledgeable site. i regularly recommend this site to my friend..

Thanks a lot to whole team of Community Tool Box..
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24 September 2019 Abigail Obanro Abuja, Federal Capital Territory Suite 115b DBM plaza, Nouakchott Street, Wuse, Zone 1, Abuja, Nigeria Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an upcoming humanitarian worker in Nigeria, who is interested in community development. I intend to further my education in risk and disaster management due to my passion for community development.
Not yet but I intend to do that with time. I just started learning and I am enjoying the courses and trainings.
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24 September 2019 Marisol McDaniel Austin, TX 78712 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
CPBR researcher investigating how context informs implementation of interventions
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20 September 2019 Thalluri Nageswara Rao PEDAKAKANI, GUNTUR DISTRICT, Andhra Pradesh state 522509 INDIA
Who I am Use of CTB
We wish to introduce an organisation named CREATIVE ACTION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (CARD) established in 1987 and working in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states of rural and urban areas with undeveloped community like, DALITHS, TRIBALS, SINGLE WOMEN, YOUNG WIDOWS SMALL FARMERS, LEATHER WORKS. CARD is the non-profit non- governmental organisations (NGO) , is also was formed a wider platform with 1250 small NGOs who are working on various issues and fighting for human and women rights in India. CARD have been completed 30 years services with community and for therefore, we have been organizing a PEOPLES FESTIVAL and special event on fundraising and it has been providing INNOVATIVE WARDS to the legends like you working with various causes at international level.
We are just gone through your website and i felt very much interested to join with you and work with your an ideology. please keep us as your partner member for further skill and training development.

Thanking you
with kind regards,
Nageswara Rao.T
Director,CARD.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
10 September 2019 Debra Jacoway Minneapolis, MN 55417 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Currently a student at the University of MN graduate studies in Civic Engagement Leadership program
I am in the process of relearning practical uses in the community and the impact of the overall learning will have on the communities I have the opportunity to serve.


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9 September 2019 Gabriel Salathé-Beaulieu Geneva, GE Switzerland
Who I am Use of CTB
I work for a United Nations related research institute on topics related to evaluation and social and solidarity economy.
I have found the logic model provided on the community tool box to be the most clear and complete (yet simple to understand) template available.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
8 September 2019 Christine Garcia Tucson, AZ 85747 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Master's degree nursing student at Northern Arizona University. I am currently taking a rural health nursing course that has led me to your website.
I will be using the site to assist in research of a rural community.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
5 September 2019 April Bona conway, New Hampshire 03818 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am employed as the shelter manager for our communities crisis center and I just hired my first part time shelter advocate that i will directly be providing supervision to. I have no skills or training and hope to utilize some of your tools.
Have yet to do so
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
5 September 2019 Raoul Craemer , Australia
Who I am Use of CTB
I work for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government, which incorporates both Local and State Government level responsibilities. I am an Assistant Director in the Planning, Infrastructure and Environment Team at Policy & Cabinet Division within the Chief Minister's Directorate.
At the moment I am working on strategic planning issues, and your toolbox includes useful reference material. I will likely adapt some of this for the Government context / perspective, but a lot of what I have read on your website applies beyond community organisations already, so will prove very helpful as I develop my thinking on strategies in general. If my work progresses further, I may adapt some of the slides and handouts for use in Workshops.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
29 August 2019 Amber Decker , AZ
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an FNP student looking to connect to those in rural areas to find out about health concerns and ways we can help improve health access
no I have not
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21 August 2019 Catharine Grimes New York, New York 10024 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a program officer at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation.
I will be running a Community Outreach and Engagement workshop at the One Young World congress in London, and I would like to use concepts and definitions from the toolkit in my workshop. the workshop will be attended by about 70 young professionals who are interested in doing mission driven work in healthcare.
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29 July 2019 Shelli Trigleth Franklin, TN 37064
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a new CRA / Fair Lending Officer currently in training, with 22 years of loan experience.
I am currently new to this site and am hoping to learn how to create an effective needs assessment to determine where Franklin Synergy Bank needs to focus their efforts to comply with CRA requirements.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
15 July 2019 Koffi Nicolas Oka , Côte d'Ivoire
Who I am Use of CTB
Je suis Oka Nicolas, infirmier, agent de développement, passionné du développement communautaire et rural et inscrit en licence professionnelle de sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle.
je suis manager des organisations professionnelles agricoles ,Initiateur du projet"UNE COMMUNAUTÉ, UNE COOPÉRATIVE" ces coopératives sont dans les villages ayant pour but principal d'assurer la qualité, la quantité et la disponibilité des denrées alimentaires afin de réduire la faim et la pauvreté. Je forme des jeunes et femmes sur le leadership, l'entrepreneuriat, la gestion des projets, sur le changement des mentalités.
Pour mieux être outillé dans mes activités communautaires.
Pour l'heure je n'ai pas encore utilisé la boite a outil. car je viens à peine de découvrir le site.
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26 June 2019 Arrol Wissel Avondale, AZ 85392 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a healthcare professional pursuing advanced education and am currently studying the issues which affect rural populations in regards to healthcare.
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24 June 2019 Derrick Mobley MD Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Physician certifying in Lifestyle Medicine
Yes, see the letter below.

Dear Ms. Holt,
I came across the Community Tool Kit as part of a reading assignment for a Lifestyle Medicine Certification course on the nextgenU.org website. What an awesome resource for a future Lifestyle Medicine practitioner like me. THANK YOU and all who were involved in putting the project together.
Most sincerely,
Derrick . Mobley MD
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6 June 2019 Lauren Azotea Erie, PA 16507 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I’m a VISTA serving with my local Health Department (Erie, PA) to create a food council for our region. It is a really big job. Initially, a VISTA was supposed to support a full-time coordinator, but our funding fell through and it all became my job. In one year, I had to figure out who the stakeholders were, what they were up to, convince them to work together, create a coalition, support the creation of an organization - leadership, mission, by-laws, operating procedures for the council at large and three working groups, and promote the group within my community and to policy makers, all with minimal professional experience to my name.
The Community Toolbox held my hand throughout my whole VISTA year. I encourage all my members to reference it when they aren't sure of their next steps. The part about developing leadership has been especially helpful because I wouldn’t have considered it on my own. Soon I'll exit service, and my members all seem confident and prepared to take on the next steps without me, which is how a VISTA defines success!
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2 June 2019 CAROLYN GALLAGHER EVANSVILLE, Indiana 47715 Vanderburgh
Who I am Use of CTB
My background is a registered nurse who has specialized in Labor & Delivery, Research Nursing and was a co-owner of a specialty home health agency. Now disabled (as of 1996) and do volunteer work and am an advocate for the disabled and am a grant writer.
Expand my knowledge on how to evaluate my community's needs and develop skills on how best to present community needs to the policy makers.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
31 May 2019 Hipolito Gama Dili, NA NA Timor-Leste
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a freelancer, a consultant, serving a local Non-Government Organization whose main activities are monitoring and advocacy.
The CTB is outstanding ... I am not Archimedes, but the first time when I was found it I screamed EUREKA ...

Wish all the best for what you have done ... keep going.

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26 May 2019 Abdulmumini Muhammad Gidado Tudun Wada, Gombe, Gombe 760214 Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Abdulmumini Muhammad Gidado live in Gombe state of Nigeria, i always gives my time and resource for the future of my community, i'm 24 years old a university student.
yes i do. to for a community organization your help is highly needed.
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25 May 2019 jim crothers Belfast, County Antrim BT15 3QF Northern Ireland UK
Who I am Use of CTB
iv been working in the community and peace building for 25 years in Belfast and Northern Ireland as well as globally
not used it yet but intend to
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24 May 2019 AMANDA Mowery Columbus., Ohio 43231 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am trying to Create a Library for Disabilities. I was lead here from a web search. So I see that I can get info on things I need to learn
I was searching for how to write a Mission Statement. So if I can learn to create my account and use the info to build My Library. I would love to be apart if this
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21 May 2019 Melissa Carey Ipswich, QLD 4305 Australia
Who I am Use of CTB
Nursing academic, teaching post-graduate community development. Yes, It is excellent.
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14 May 2019 Regina Weiler Phoenix, Arizona 85007 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Community Engagement Liaison with the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
17 year state employee serving the vulnerable populations of Arizona.
I am using this tool box as a resource to mentor those who are in nonprofits, correctional and faith-based groups and also serving these vulnerable populations.
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9 May 2019 Raymond Storer Elkhart, IN 46514 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Masters in IT Management student.
For now, I just used it to complete a writing project with WGU. I will likely present your website to my CIO and other leaders to see what they think.
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8 May 2019 nurulaini moshidi Tanjong Malim, Perak 35900 Malaysia
Who I am Use of CTB
Right now i'm doing my master in guidance and counseling
I have read about evaluation in chapter 39. it's really helped me a lot to get a better understand
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2 May 2019 Toru Nakagawa Suita CIty, Osaka Prefecture 277-0086 Japan
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Professor Emeritus of Osaka Gakuin University. I have been operating "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" as the Editor since 1998. TRIZ is a Methodology for Creative Problem Solving based on systemic thinking and originally developed in Russia since 1940s. It was used in the field of technology at first, but recently in business and social fields as well. Now I am leading WTSP (World TRIZ Sites Project) for building a comprehensive Catalogs of TRIZ-related sites (in a wider sense) in various countries and in the whole world.
During the survey of TRIZ-related sites I have just encountered your Web site, and am much impressed. I would like to include your site as a site worthy to recommend in the whole world, as showing a practical and systematic way of applying creative problem solving methodologies to various social problems.
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12 April 2019 Roselle Tolentino SJDM, Philippines
Who I am Use of CTB
I am working as a rural health physician in a third- world country. At present, I am pursuing Master in Public Health.
I believe that I have a call to make a difference in health to the communities where I render my services as a medical practitioner. To be able to start change- whether in the health practices, behavior and attitudes of the people towards a healthy and safe community, I must be competent..
Candorly, I have just started reading and learning your materials, and one way or the other, I have practiced some points recently in my day to day at the rural health facilities.
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9 April 2019 Ts'epo Mosoang Maseru, Qacha's nek 100 Lesotho
Who I am Use of CTB
Tsepo Mosoang is a community activist group member, and a member of Lesotho youth forum
yes
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8 April 2019 Sallilee Simons MADISON, NC 27025 US
Who I am Use of CTB
I am surveying advocacy and ally building resources. would like to discuss our project.
I am printing and studying your information. Hope to present this type of thing in a workshop.
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30 March 2019 Mark Samuel Apopka, Florida 32703 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a part time professor in the Child and Youth Work program as part of the faculty of social service at University of Florida
It is my first time to jump in here; it sounds interesting so, I want to know if online training can be envisaged here.
Thanks
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26 March 2019 Akim Curry Wayne, MI 48184 US
Who I am Use of CTB
I am pursing a masters degree in community health student at Wayne State University.
Have not used it at all.
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19 March 2019 Vergenia Ramos Najran, Habuna KSA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am posted as a Quality Patient Safety Coordinator
I am just new here, but I heard about VMOSA for a long time, they said it is informative and guides steps by steps.
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8 March 2019 Anne Whitley Port Alberni, BC V9Y2X1 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a social work student and a family wellness worker, who is looking into doing a support group.
I read about the support group and it helped us plan what to do next. Amazing site and resources, thanks so much!

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