Making the Net Work aims to help those planning to get
their organisation or neighbourhood online, or create local technology centres.
We are also interested in virtual teams and networks.
Technology Place for Non-Profits
provides a range of technology services for nonprofits,
including articles, a blog, discussion forums, Webinars, and discounted
and donated technology products. To take full advantage of TechSoup's
services, we recommend you do the following:
Create a member profile. Once you have a member profile, you
will able to post and reply to our discussion forums and you have taken the
first step to becoming an authorized buyer of donated products for your
Get a product donation. After you have created a member profile, register your
organization to get donated products with TechSoup Stock.
If your organization is already registered, you can apply to become an
Community Development Journal
Published by Oxford University
Press on behalf of Community Development Journal.
Centre for Community
Helping low-income people build powerful, effective organizations through which
they can change their communities and public policies for the better
in our society want to make the world a better place, but don't know where to
together this "Community Organizer's Guide" as an introduction to the
process of organizing for social change.
Asset-Based Community Development Institute- ABCD Toolkit
following is a collection of tools from ABCD faculty members and fellows as
well as individuals and organizations that embody the principles of ABCD in
addition of the toolkit was made possible by a generous grant from the Alumnae
of Northwestern University.
for Deliberative Democracy
Representative and Participatory Democracy
Idealist.org: Action without
Idealist is a project of Action
Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with
offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site
where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate
opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free
and dignified lives.
A comprehensive list of issues to consider when setting up and running public
Media Association (UK)
Welcome to the Community Media Association ONLINE - bringing you news,
information, services and a gateway to community media organisations in the UK
and world wide.
Participatory Action Research Sites
Web Links To Participatory Action Research Sites: An
action-research resource for both students and practitioners
the term “e-democracy” in 1994, or using current buzzwords … I work with the
use of social media for citizen engagement, public participation,
transparency, open government and related topics.
Smart Communities blog. This blog
began in March 2005 as a way to share all sorts of useful information related
to these seven strategies for building thriving communities. We report on
effective strategies, new initiatives, funding opportunities, and nationwide
events that are affecting our communities. We often hear from readers about
their work and ideas and blog on that as well.
Program Development and Evaluation
Evaluation is a core function of University of Wisconsin-Extension
Cooperative Extension with support provided by the Program Development and
Evaluation Unit (PDE).
Two key resources form the framework for evaluation within the organization:
Evaluation: An Introductory Guide for Health Promotion (1998)
This manual has been written for those planning and
implementing health promotion programmes where evaluation activities will be
undertaken largely within their organisation.
Community Futures (U.K.)
Working across the whole
county, we support, develop and empower local communities in a number of ways;
helping to secure grant aid and statutory funding for communities to improve
their physical and social environments (anything from refurbishing the
community centre to providing defibrillators in local
shops), providing the right information to community groups that need to know
how to maintain or develop services (How do you write a tender? How do you get
money for a good idea?), delivering a broad range of training (see our latest
training brochure) to give community groups, voluntary organisations
and individuals the confidence to make changes for themselves or the people
Participation in Social Inclusion Partnerships
This research findings
examines principles for effective community participation, and ways to address
the training and information needs of communities and partner organisations.
The Democracy Center
As a service to progressive environmental
and social justice advocates worldwide the Democracy Center is happy to
make available here a variety of free advocacy materials. These can be used as
newsletter inserts, handout materials for trainings,
curricula for university courses and more.
What was Community Xchange?
The vision of the Community Xchange
was to develop Active Citizens globally, who could make a positive difference
to their and other communities.
We did this by bringing together formal and informal
community leaders here and in the UK for reciprocal visits to both countries
where these inspiring and committed individuals worked in each other’s
societies and learnt from one another.
British Council Global Xchange
Global Xchange is an international exchange programme developed in
partnership with the British Council and VSO.
The Multilateral Community Xchange and Multilateral
Youth Xchange is a volunteer program for local youth
and community professionals whose work involves the facilitation of young
people's participation in community development and positive social action
Grassroots Networking is an Infoxchange Australia
initiative developed to:
improve the social, economic and environmental circumstances of low-income and
strengthen the capacity and cohesiveness of these communities and their social
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy does rigorous, high-quality research and
analysis; seeks to inform and influence public opinion and to foster public
discussion on poverty and social policy; and develops and promotes concrete,
practicable proposals for the reform of social programs at all levels of
government and of social benefits provided by employers and the voluntary
Action for Neighbourhood Change
Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) was a unique learning initiative that
explored and assessed approaches to locally-driven neighbourhood revitalization
that can enhance the capacity of individuals and families to build and sustain
strong, healthy communities.
Tamarack: An Institute for Community
Tamarack - a charity that develops and supports learning communities that help
people to collaborate, co-generate knowledge and achieve collective impact on
complex community issues. Our vision is to build a connected force for
community change. Join us as we discover how communities can act together for
Learning for Sustainability
This LfS portal is a reference
guide for those working to support social learning and collective action around
sustainability issues. Annotated links provide direct access to hundreds of key
Building (Dept of Planning and Community Development: State of Victoria;
The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) has been established
to closely link planning with community development to build active, confident,
and inclusive communities.The Victorian Government is
committed to delivering improvements in urban planning and development,
particularly in the outer suburbs and regional areas where we are expecting
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Paul Martin in September