This blog post will be about the Online Toolbox. This toolbox is to help us as a targeted individual community, progress to end targeting.
The community took box offers three subjects:
1. Learn A Skill:
Access a reliable, step-by-step navigation in your society building skills. Which offers tool kits such as, develop a strategic plan, how to conduct an assessment, write a grant or even evaluate your efforts.
2. Get Help Taking Action:
Access a simple model taking activity youu can use for general navigation on accessing, planning, taking action, evaluating and sustaining your work.
3. Contribute To Online Tool Box’s Work:
Help sustain these resources for building healthier communities. You can also donate to the Online Tool Box.
Millions of people use the Community Took Box every year to help take action, teaching and training others in organizing for community development. Come to Online Toolbox to help access community needs and resources, addressing g social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining your work over time.
Building Your ToolBox:
The Community Tool Box offers thousands of individual pages of practical navigation for society change efforts. The Tool Box has supported mashups, or guidance for taking action, with various organizations.
The Online Community Toolbox has a community workstation sign-in where you can access your projects.
Capacity Building And Participation Evaluation:
The Tool Box is a community of the Center for Community Health and Development at the Univeristy of Kansas. Created in 1975, the Center had developed widely used capabilities for community-based participation research and building capacity for society health and development. The KU Center for evaluation as well as technical support and training, consultation, and coaching for society, national and international initiatives.
Customized Community Workstations:
The Online Community Toolbox develops tailored online WorkStation websites for local, national and global initiatives. WorkStations solve needs for online groups, collaboration and enable users to easily share materials, make announcements, access tools, learn from others success stories, access guidance from peer discussions and solve needs for online collaboration. Customized WorkStations help communities work together to address the challenges they face.
Community ToolBox Training Curriculum:
Based upon demand for training, the Online Community Toolbox has developed a training curriculum on the sixteen core competencies for promoting community health and development. You can purchase these training materials for use in your own trainings or you can contact one of their experienced staff to conduct trainings for you in person or via webinars. They also employ a “train the trainer” approach.
Community Check Box Evaulation System:
The Online Community Toolbox has a team which has been evaluating community health initiatives for more then twenty years. Based on this experience the team has they have developed a Community Check Box Evaluation System to support documentation and evaluation of initiatives (local, state, national and global). In collaboration with communities, foundations and governmental agencies, they have developed hundreds of customized online systems for a variety of initiatives working along to bring change and improvement.
The Online Check Box Evaluation System includes supports for documenting your data, creating online graphs and reports, engaging in reflection and sensemaking around your data, and linking to clients to particular evaluation questions and what they need to know.
These resources help form a special and powerful infrastructure for supporting and evaluating community initiatives.