following list of website links is a collection generated by PCN
members. These links are listed as a courtesy. This list is a
“starting place” for your research. It is not intended
to serve as a recommendation or endorsement, nor is it to be considered
comprehensive. Please check here again in the future for updates.
Toolbox • http://ctb.ku.edu
Community Development Institute • www.northwestern.edu/ipr/abcd.html
Building Resources • www.cbr-aimhigh.com
Community Building Network • www.ncbn.org
to Involve • www.designedtoinvolve.org.uk/methodologies/home.htm
A site from Scotland, similar to the Community Toolbox.
Roundtable • www.aspenroundtable.org
The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Comprehensive Community
Initiatives is a forum in which people engaged in the field
of comprehensive community initiatives (CCIs)—including
foundation sponsors, directors, technical assistance providers,
evaluators, and public sector officials—can meet to discuss
the lessons that are being learned by initiatives across the
country and to work on common problems they are facing.
of Cultural Affairs (ICA) • www.ica-usa.org
The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) is a private, not-for-profit
social change organization. Its primary objective is to promote
positive change in communities, organizations and individual
lives in the US and around the world by helping people find
their own solutions to problems and the means to implement those
Community Development Institute (NCDI) • www.ncdinet.org
NCDI was formed by a seasoned group of multi-racial and
social justice professionals to develop the capacity of poor
communities—particularly communities of color—to
achieve social and economic equity. Toward this end, NCDI has
designed a continuum of capacity-building programs and services
to build local infrastructure, develop indigenous leadership,
build cross-cultural and cross-sector alliances, improve neighborhood
well-being and sustain community change.
and Evaluation Links
Model Training • www1.uwex.edu/ces/lmcourse
Free online course developed by the University of Wisconsin
that teaches people how to create a logic model for their programs.
Evaluation Forum • www.evaluationforum.com
Produces publications designed to help organizations develop
Innovation Center • www.theinnovationcenter.org
Resources and tools for community youth development and
Network • www.innonet.org
Developing and sharing evaluation tools and know-how with
nonprofits and funders, so they can do their work more effectively.
Way Outcome Measurement Resource Network. http://national.unitedway.org/outcomes
The Resource Network offers information, downloadable documents,
and links to resources related to the identification and measurement
of program- and community-level outcomes.
Monkey Online Survey Tool • www.surveymonkey.com
SurveyMonkey has a single purpose: to enable individuals
and organizations to create online surveys quickly and easily.
Neighborhood Research • www.calnr.com
Kellogg Foundation • www.wkkf.org
Model Development Guide
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps
improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.
California Budget Project • www.cbp.org
Now • www.childrennow.org
Data resources regarding children and youth
Department of Finance, Demographic Information Unit
Area Census data • http://census.abag.ca.gov
Datahouse (Urban Strategies Council) (official launch
in June) • www.infooakland.org
An interactive mapping program that allows the user to visualize
data and create printable maps that can be used in presentations
and reports. The Datahouse currently contains a number of citywide
data, including Oakland demographics (from the 2000 US Census),
political and administrative boundaries, environmental conditions,
and health, educational and recreational resources.
Dept. of Education data and statistics page •
Links to Data Quest, Ed-Data, test data, etc.
County Public Health data and reports page •
National Priorities Project http://database.nationalpriorities.org/
The NPP Database offers state data on socio-economic needs
and federal expenditures, and allows you to create customized
tables, graphs and reports.
Voter • www.easyvoter.org
Non-partisan voter information in multiple languages, community
education materials, FAQ about registration, voting, eligibility,
understanding your ballot, etc.
Voter • www.smartvoter.org
Non-partisan information for each election, links to find
your polling place, your ballot, your elected representative
Capacity-Building Resource Links
Association of Non-Profits • www.canonprofits.org
Community Guide • www.thecommunityguide.org
The community guide to health prevention services (community
link to Federal evidence based practices)
Center online grants information • http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_health.jhtml
Independent Media Center • www.indymedia.org/en/index.shtml
Independent Media Outlet to Promote truth telling
Federal Pie Chart • www.warresisters.org/piechart.htm
Reveals where our income tax money really goes
Policy Guide • www.healthpolicycoach.org/default.asp
Evidence based information to guide policy and program development
for a Fair Economy • www.ufenet.org
Inspiring action to close the economic divide
Key resource for thought leaders on ecological sustainability
Facilitator Journal • www.masterfacilitatorjournal.com/home.html
Resource for facilitators
In Focus • www.youthinfocus.net
Provides technical assistance and training to youth, communities
and organizations in conducting youth-led research, evaluation