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KEYS 4022 - Living Generously


Community Tool Box -- Tools to change our world


The Community Toolbox is a "user-friendly field manual for anyone involved in social change" produced by the University of Kansas' Work Group for Community Health and Development in partnership with the World Health Organization.  Check out the Learn A Skill tab for practical, step-by-step guidance in community change and improvement and tool kits to help:

  • assess community needs and resources
  • promote interest and participation 
  • develop a strategic plan
  • lead effectively
  • analyze problems and design/adapt interventions
  • strengthen multicultural collaborations and build inclusive communities
  • organize for advocacy
  • evaluate and improve initiatives
  • generate and sustain financial resources
  • conduct social marketing initiatives



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Other viewpoints to consider

Gates, A. B. (2014). Integrating Social Services and Social Change: Lessons From an Immigrant Worker Center. Journal Of Community Practice, 22(1/2), 102-129. doi:10.1080/10705422.2014.901270

Hutchinson, R. R., & Quartaro, E. G. (1993). Training Imperatives for Volunteers Caring for High-Risk, Vulnerable Populations. Journal Of Community Health Nursing, 10(2), 87. 

Lim, C., & Laurence, J. (2015). Doing good when times are bad: volunteering behaviour in economic hard times. British Journal of Sociology, 66(2), 319-344. doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12122

Svoboda, E. (2013, Aug. 31) Hard-wired for giving. Wall Street Journal.