Community Engagement Sources

Tools on how to engage the community and work with partners in your initiatives
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Sources on the planning, practice, and success stories of Asset Based Community Development, an organizing model of identifying and building upon the existing resources in a community.  Jan 12, 2011, 9:21 PM Elana Bulman
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This is a practical guide that has resources for each of the phases of the process of youth and community development: building readiness, visioning and planning, taking action, and change and sustainability. It is based on the principles of youth/adult partnerships, an asset-based approach that focuses on the gifts of communities, and learning and reflection. This toolkit is mainly focused on rural communities but can be adapted to urban areas.   Jul 2, 2013, 10:20 PM Peter Hoy
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This short guide describes the best practices of the Corvallis Summer of Solutions program while canvassing for their Community Carbon Challenge.   Jul 2, 2013, 10:22 PM Peter Hoy
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The goal of this outline is to move from identifying a shared vision as a team, through creating a strategic plan, to identifying next steps and creating team accountability. The first phase of this process is the Team Launch, including an group norms and Safe Space, moving from a group vision to a group purpose, and setting general goals and realms. The second phase is the Program Development, which includes creating a group strategy statement, developing realm strategy, establishing SMART goals, creating a strategic timeline, and assess your resources.  Jan 12, 2011, 9:18 PM Elana Bulman
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This toolkit guides groups in leading workshops to plan for resilience in their communities while decreasing reliance on fossil fuels. It is designed for community groups who would like to get involved in making a difference at the neighborhood, city, or county level. The Toolkit offers Bay Area-specific resources in 6 key sectors: Food, Water, Energy, Transportation and Housing, Jobs and Economy, and Civic Services.  Jan 12, 2011, 9:15 PM Elana Bulman
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Psychologists who study sustainable behavior have noted that behavior change is most likely when the perceived benefits of an activity outweigh the perceived barriers. This worksheet helps you identify the benefits and barriers to sustainability in your community.  Jan 12, 2011, 9:22 PM Elana Bulman
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Sources on the field and practice of organizing, ranging from the Bible to Shakespeare to Marshall Ganz.  Jan 12, 2011, 9:24 PM Elana Bulman
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This guide walks you through the logistics and design of hosting a Public Visioning Day. A Public Visioning Day allows your community to develop a vision for their future.  Jan 12, 2011, 9:17 PM Elana Bulman
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Review this sample community asset map. Use the next page to create an asset map of your own community.  Jan 12, 2011, 9:16 PM Elana Bulman