Consensus Organizing A Community Development Workbook

Autor: Mary L. Ohmer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483316955
File Size: 77,93 MB
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A person doesn't have to be a consensus organizer to think like one. Consensus Organizing: A Community Development Workbook—A Comprehensive Guide to Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Community Change Initiatives helps students and practitioners begin to think like consensus organizers and incorporate this way of strategic thinking into their lives and their work. Through a wide range of exercises, role-play activities, case scenarios, and discussion questions, this workbook presents the conceptual framework for consensus organizing and provides a practical and experiential approach to understanding and applying consensus organizing to address a range of issues. This workbook is designed to be used by itself or along with Mike Eichler's text Consensus Organizing: Building Communities of Mutual Self Interest (SAGE, 2007). Accompanying Website Instructors and students have access to the many activities and cases on the accompanying website at www.sagepub.com/ohmerworkbookstudy.

Consensus Organizing

Autor: Mike Eichler
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236224
File Size: 58,49 MB
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The first new form of community organizing since Saul Alinsky, this book connects the poor to the rest of society. Written in a logical, teachable, and pragmatic style, Consensus Organizing: Building Communities of Mutual Self Interest is a model of social change for the 21st century. Through real examples, author Mike Eichler illustrates how anyone can practice consensus organizing and help the poor, forgotten, and disempowered.

The Handbook Of Community Practice

Autor: Marie Weil
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452289972
File Size: 53,11 MB
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The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.

Tools For Radical Democracy

Autor: Joan Minieri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787997403
File Size: 76,35 MB
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Tools for Radical Democracy is an essential resource for grassroots organizers and leaders, students of activism and advocacy, and anyone trying to increase the civic participation of ordinary people. Authors Joan Minieri and Paul Getsos share stories and tools from their nationally recognized and award-winning work of building a community-led organization, training community leaders, and conducting campaigns that changed public policy and delivered concrete results to tens of thousands of people. This how-to manual includes: · In-depth analysis of how to launch and win a campaign · Tools and guidelines for training people to lead their own campaigns and organizations · Insights for using technology effectively, building more powerful alliances, and engaging in the social justice movement

Agency Based Program Evaluation

Autor: Stephen A. Kapp
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342689
File Size: 55,94 MB
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This text aids both students and practitioners in articulating the elements of program evaluation, deepening their understanding of the contextual issues that surround and shape an evaluation. Authors Stephen A. Kapp and Gary R. Anderson offer readers details on the application of useful and accepted evaluation methods. It also shows readers how to make sound decisions in balancing techniques and strategies with the realities of the agency environment. Key Features Ethical considerations related to collecting data from service consumers and working with agency personnel Strategies for accommodating cultural and ethnic differences when collecting program evaluation data Techniques for engaging agency personnel and key constituents in the entire evaluation process Accompanied by robust ancillaries This text is accompanied by a robust companion site which you can view here. The password-protected Instructor's Site features: Sample Syllabi PowerPoint Slides Test Bank The open-access Student Study Site offers: Quizzes Journal Articles Web Resources and Activities This text is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in program evaluation within departments of social work, mental health, and human services. It is also a great resource for practicing professionals, supervisors, and managers.

Linking Training To Performance

Autor: William J. Rothwell
Publisher: Amer. Assn. of Community Col
ISBN: 0871173611
File Size: 13,50 MB
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In the coming years, escalating retirement and turnover rates among community college administrators and faculty will decidedly create a void for professionals in the workforce development field. Using this book as your field guide, you can expand your range of knowledge and skills, enhancing local institutional and program experience to better respond to local workforce needs.

Community Intervention

Autor: Jan Marie Fritz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493909983
File Size: 47,55 MB
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Community Intervention: Clinical Sociology Perspectives showcases important efforts to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. The book, a project of the clinical sociology division of the International Sociological Association, describes the interdisciplinary field of clinical sociology in relation to community improvement. The first part of the book covers important concepts and tools for community intervention and identifies a variety of approaches to community research with an emphasis on research that centrally involves community members. The chapters in the second part of the volume focus on projects in a broad range of countries, covering topics such as involving residents in urban renewal projects, developing healthy communities, encouraging socioeconomic development, improving the life of immigrants, helping communities deal with climate change, establishing human rights cities, encouraging empowerment and creating an inclusive community. A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of profiles about some of the outstanding work in community intervention over the last 100 years. These profiles are of Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams; community activist Saul Alinsky; human rights and environmental activist Wangari Maathai and participatory action research pioneer Orlando Fals Borda. Written by scholar-practitioners as well as analysts, the book provides essential commentary regarding community intervention efforts.

Explaining Civil Society Development

Autor: Lester M. Salamon
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421422980
File Size: 38,17 MB
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Combining solid data and analytical clarity, this pioneering volume offers a critically needed lens for viewing the evolution of civil society and the nonprofit sector throughout the world.

The How To Grants Manual

Autor: David G. Bauer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475810113
File Size: 39,40 MB
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This book breaks down the sometimes overwhelming and difficult task of creating a successful grant winning proposal into a series of clear and definable steps that lead to grant success. The implementation of these pro-active grant steps results in government, foundation and corporate grants success. Whether you are with a non-profit organization, a school district, or an institution of higher education, this step-by-step process will demystify the grants process and help you become a confident and knowledgeable grantseeker. Researching the grantor, reviewing previously funded proposals, and making pre-proposal contact with the funding source are just a few of the pro-active steps that will help to assure you that what you propose is right for the grantor and that the grantor should therefore select you to fund. The exhibits/worksheets in The “How To” Grants Manual further support this successful system. If your organization or institution wants to increase your success in attracting grants, this book if for you. From operating grants to technology to research, this book will help you outline your plan for success.