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we are looking for funding opportunities as the NPO to help the community to generate funds through food garden?
Writing a Grant Application for Funding lun, 10/15/2018
I have read a material in your right up that I want to use to review literature for my thesis.
please how should i write the reference?
mer, 10/10/2018
How do I start my workshops in the school system, and what are the first things I need to do ?
Increasing Participation and Membership mer, 10/10/2018
How can you someone who is suffering from social anxiety and improve his social activities and overall behavior?
What is the magic trick?
ven, 10/05/2018
I sent you an e-mail but not sure if it would go to anyone who could have answered my question. I wanted to utilize the resources from your site to help me organize my thoughts and actions in creating a workshop we (caringchoices.org) plan to hold in the spring of 2019. We are charging 20$ per head to cover costs. My concern is that because we are not a nonprofit, does this make use of your resources inappropriate?
Developing Strategic and Action Plans jeu, 10/04/2018
Hello. I am a bilingual speech-language pathologist who's daughter is attending a new trailing acharter school. Her school is lacking parent involvement and I have volunteered to develop a parent informational group. I have a observed a lack of parent support regarding education on their misconceptions about multilingual acquisition and the expectations there of. I have received approval from the principal to submit an action plan. I am writing to you to inquire about consultation services as I complete the steps suggested on your website. Would this be a viable option? Thank you in advance.
Developing Strategic and Action Plans mar, 10/02/2018
Hi, my name is Eric Rosin I work for Options for All, a non-profit organization that provides a multitude of services for adults with developmental disabilities. I am the program manager for our Mira Mesa day program located in San Diego CA, we work with our participants to provide vocational support through employment/volunteer opportunities. Currently, we are working towards developing a plan to start a culinary arts day program. I was doing some research and I stumbled upon Soups and Sweets/organization which seems really amazing. I was hoping to gain some insight into your program, and how you got started, funded, success, things that didn't work. etc. I am sure you are very busy, but any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time
Developing Strategic and Action Plans mar, 10/02/2018
Dear Sir/Madam,

I'm Thomas Salima from Papua New Guinea, a developing country in the pacific region. I come from a rural area in Madang Province of Papua New Guinea. I am currently a bacherlor's degree holder and working in Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea. My village/community had faced a lot of social, economic issues in today's world and I would like to help set up a community development framework that will assist in reducing those issues and to increase the living standard of my rural community. Would you please help me with some advise on how or where i should start, what needs to be done to get the plan in place, the different components of the community development plan or framework, which people or organistion should i seek to gain help, and any donor agencies whom I should see if I needed help in terms of finance to establish special projects for the community. I sincerely await your reply. Kind regards, Thomas Salima
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Developing an Intervention
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
jeu, 09/20/2018
I am looking for evidence on the use of Butterfoss and Dunet's "Plan Quality Index" for reviewing the quality of community health action plans. If not this tool, a recommendation for a similar qualitative assessment tool would be appreciated. Thank you!
Evaluating the Initiative mer, 09/19/2018
What is the Homeless population in Durango, CO today? I need to know for a paper.
Assessing Community Needs and Resources sam, 09/08/2018
Hello-
I am needing to write a paper on my community to assess the population. For defining the community, the following are given to address. My community chosen, boundaries, etc are in all capitals. My problem is that I cannot find statistics. Any tips are appreciated. Thank you! Mary
Assessing Community Needs and Resources dim, 09/02/2018
I have used your excellent toolkit for my graduate course on leadership and social justice. Previously, the toolkit had a complete example of a strategic plan (related to adolescent); however, I can no longer find that example. Was it been taken down or moved?

Thanks!
Developing Strategic and Action Plans mar, 08/28/2018
How to present a survey report concerning the health of pregnant women and childrend to the audience.
  • Advocating for Change
  • Evaluating the Initiative
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
jeu, 08/23/2018
Hello, My name is Bianca Jenkins and I am a 3rd year medical student working in a rural community in Michigan. I work in Arenac County in Michigan which as of 2018 has been ranked #80 out of #83 for health rankings by county in Michigan. I am only here for 6 months, but in this time I have seen many health issues. The health issue that has been particularly near and dear to me is their ever increasing opioid epidemic. With that said, I would like to educate the community about the opioid epidemic, how it has affected and affects their community and what they can do to help but I have no idea where to start. I have been looking for statistics specific to Arenac county but since it is a smaller town, there is not much literature besides vague "drug overdose" mortality records. I guess I'm just not sure where to go from here but any advice would be appreciated.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Building Leadership
mer, 08/15/2018
Hi! I would like to start a community based fitness/running program for people in recovery. Any suggestions on where to start? Thank you so much!! ❤Krystal
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
mer, 08/08/2018
What would be ten great questions to ask key influencers about what's important to them , their favorite causes or their thoughts on their community?
Assessing Community Needs and Resources mar, 08/07/2018
Hi I am putting together an event on an extremely limited budget to benefit and promote a non profit organization. How can I ask for help from different companies? (eg. Soliciting that the business supply prizes or water for the event day) And is it appropriate to do so?
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
ven, 07/27/2018
What are that you dont feel as strong?skilled?
mar, 07/17/2018
I am doing research on dialogue and participatory leadership and am looking for datasets either qualitative or quantitative to answer the question of impact or efficacy of community conversations/dialogue on social cohesion, identity or health of communities. Would you be able to assist?
Evaluating the Initiative jeu, 07/12/2018
How do I cite information from Chapter 8 in APA format? mer, 07/11/2018
I am a Social Worker. My residents consist of elderly and young disabled. We have a diverse population. Some of the population speak in their native language and those who do not understand feel left out, and visa versa when English is spoken and others do not understand they feel left out - what is your solution to this situation ?
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
lun, 07/09/2018
Good Morning, our Siqondimfundo Creche NPO No. 149547 need an assistant for funding our creche is situated at a Rural Area, no funding from the Government yet.How to apply for funding.
our contact number 072 232 0009 / 078 6829 553
Writing a Grant Application for Funding lun, 07/09/2018
Hello Advisor,

I've been looking at your tools on collaboration. Would you be able to direct me to any tools for NFP partnership agreement/MOU templates?

Thank you
Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships jeu, 07/05/2018
Hi,
I am conducting a study aimed at understanding the program and policy priorities of individuals who are eligible for federal food assistance. We are attempting to use a tool called CHAT (https://www.usechat.org/console/CHAT-resources/) which allows study participants to play a game where they prioritize a set of interventions in the context of limited resources (i.e. many more intervention options than the number of points they have to assign to interventions). The interventions are things like improving the grocery store environment, improving school lunches, etc. The challenge is making sure people who participate understand the interventions and also making the game board streamlined enough so that there are not too many options on the board. What tools are out there to make sure our language is accessible? How can we make sure we are meeting participants where they are in terms of describing interventions? Thanks
Enhancing Cultural Competence lun, 07/02/2018
Seeking sample job descriptions for coalition facilitator or coalition coordinator.

Thank you
Sustaining the Work or Initiative jeu, 06/28/2018
Hi! I am applying for a grant and our primary activity will be to disseminate key findings/best practices. Any advice on how to measure outcomes related to disseminating resources? I'm not sure what the outcome statements would look like or how best to measure.
Evaluating the Initiative mar, 06/26/2018
Dear Sir/Madame,
I am Van Noeurm from Cambodia. I work as a project officer in local organization in my country which is based on Healing and Reconciliation work with victims of torture of genocide and youth engagement in peace process.

At the moment, I am holding an event related to Public Forum on community truth-telling. Having been through this website, I see that Public Forum and Dialogue process is quite similar.

Could you please kindly provide some ideas on how to initiate the public forum as stated above?
Noted: we have survivors of torture from genocide and youth in total around 100 participants, some are from communities and some are from University.

Best regards,

Van Noeurn, Cambodia.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Advocating for Change
mar, 06/26/2018
Hi:

Can you point me to a tool for measuring the performance of city-schools interagency collaborations? Thank you.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Evaluating the Initiative
jeu, 06/07/2018
I am facilitating the strategic planning process at a government agency for a youth violence prevention consortium. I have read your "Developing Strategic and Action Plans" documentation and am wondering how I should adapt it to a calendar. I understand the process can take between 3-6 months, and we held our first vision discussion in May. I'd like to know how long it should take so I can prepare the consortium members and staff.
Developing Strategic and Action Plans lun, 06/04/2018
Please i need help on my http://www.wapforum.com.ng

I need people from USA to visit it
jeu, 05/31/2018
I am in the process of forming a leadership team (president, treasurer, fundraising, etc.) for a very small community choir that I am a part of. In order to manage our limited funds, we're trying to open a bank account, and I believe we'll need to open a business checking account. In order to do that, however, we have to file the business with the Oklahoma Secretary of State, and we can't decide which would be the best course of action. The trouble is that we don't want to do a DBA bank account, because that would require the director and/or treasurer to claim any income on their personal tax return. Similarly, we don't want to do an LLC or S Corp, because we don't want a flow-through tax model. The other option would be to file as a C Corp, but the problem with that is that the board will be a rotating group of people, with leadership changing every few years--so how do you decide who is an "owner?" Has anyone in your community encountered this before, and if so, what sort of advice could you give us on how to move forward? Thank you!
mer, 05/30/2018
I am conducting a mix ed methods research on impact of permanent public school closures on communities within the south-East of the United States.
Are there database where I can a sample individual experiences?
Analyzing Problems and Goals mar, 05/22/2018
"Hi All, I have to create an active employee csv file with first 10 fields of job table using App Engine. Please can anyone suggest a sample code, to write selected fields depending on the field position and write to a csv file using PeopleCode? Appreciate your help! Thanks Ganesh."
dim, 05/13/2018
participation and advocacy as communication tools for promoting agro value chains in poor cocoa producing communities in Afriica.
Advocating for Change ven, 05/11/2018

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