Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs
Step 6 Tools: Inventory Community Health Resources
Discovering Community Power: A Guide to Mobilizing Local Assets and Your Organization's Capacity: Asset Mapping (Northwestern University)
This 37 page document will help any organization: Strengthen its own organization by enhancing connections with the community’s assets; Strengthen the community by investing in the community’s assets. Strengthen current and future community based projects, activities, and proposals. Published in 2005.
The Community Tool Box Chapter 29: The Arts and Community Building: Celebrating, Preserving, and Transforming Community Life … under construction. (University of Kansas)
This chapter of the Community Tool Box provides an extensive insight into how to build and sustain cultural diversity, identities and use art as community building experiences among many other creative ways to use culture and art to enhance community experience.
The Community Tool Box Chapter 42: Getting Grants and Financial Resources (University of Kansas)
This chapter of the Community Tool Box provides tools in the following: Developing a plan for financial sustainability; creating a business plan; developing a committee to help with financial sustainability; applying for a grant; and writing a grant. Each section includes examples, related topics, tools & checklists, and PowerPoints.
The Community Tool Box Chapter 44: Investing in Community Resources (University of Kansas)
This chapter of the Community Tool Box provides tools in the following: Developing a plan for supporting related community efforts; establishing micro-grant programs; contracting for service; establishing a loan program for community reinvestment; setting up a community development corporation. Each section includes examples, related topics, tools & checklists, and PowerPoints.