Links

The 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.

Community Building Links

Community Toolboxhttp://ctb.ku.edu

Asset-Based Community Development Institutewww.northwestern.edu/ipr/abcd.html

Community Building Resourceswww.cbr-aimhigh.com

National Community Building Networkwww.ncbn.org

Designed to Involvewww.designedtoinvolve.org.uk/methodologies/home.htm
A site from Scotland, similar to the Community Toolbox.

Aspen Roundtablewww.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.

Institute 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 solutions.

National 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.

Data and Evaluation Links

Logic Model Trainingwww1.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.

The Evaluation Forumwww.evaluationforum.com
Produces publications designed to help organizations develop outcome-based evaluations.

The Innovation Centerwww.theinnovationcenter.org
Resources and tools for community youth development and evaluation.

Innovation Networkwww.innonet.org
Developing and sharing evaluation tools and know-how with nonprofits and funders, so they can do their work more effectively.

United 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.

Survey Monkey Online Survey Toolwww.surveymonkey.com
SurveyMonkey has a single purpose: to enable individuals and organizations to create online surveys quickly and easily.

California Neighborhood Researchwww.calnr.com

W.K. Kellogg Foundation www.wkkf.org
Logic Model Development Guide

Rand www.rand.org
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.

The California Budget Projectwww.cbp.org

Children Nowwww.childrennow.org
Data resources regarding children and youth

California Department of Finance, Demographic Information Unitwww.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/Druhpar.htm

Bay Area Census datahttp://census.abag.ca.gov

Oakland 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.

Ca. Dept. of Education data and statistics pagewww.cde.ca.gov/ds
Links to Data Quest, Ed-Data, test data, etc.

Alameda County Public Health data and reports pagewww.co.alameda.ca.us/PublicHealth/information/info.htm

The 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.

Voting Related Links

Easy Voterwww.easyvoter.org
Non-partisan voter information in multiple languages, community education materials, FAQ about registration, voting, eligibility, understanding your ballot, etc.

Smart Voterwww.smartvoter.org
Non-partisan information for each election, links to find your polling place, your ballot, your elected representative

Miscellaneous Capacity-Building Resource Links

California Association of Non-Profits www.canonprofits.org

The Community Guidewww.thecommunityguide.org
The community guide to health prevention services (community link to Federal evidence based practices)

Foundation Center online grants informationhttp://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_health.jhtml

The Independent Media Centerwww.indymedia.org/en/index.shtml
Independent Media Outlet to Promote truth telling

The Federal Pie Chartwww.warresisters.org/piechart.htm
Reveals where our income tax money really goes

Health Policy Guidewww.healthpolicycoach.org/default.asp
Evidence based information to guide policy and program development

United for a Fair Economywww.ufenet.org
Inspiring action to close the economic divide

Bioneerswww.bioneers.org
Key resource for thought leaders on ecological sustainability

Master Facilitator Journalwww.masterfacilitatorjournal.com/home.html
Resource for facilitators

Youth In Focuswww.youthinfocus.net
Provides technical assistance and training to youth, communities and organizations in conducting youth-led research, evaluation and planning.

Progressive Consultants Network of the East Bay

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