Four Components of Community

This discussion guide can be used to explore the key components of community building and evaluate where it is currently happening in your organization, and where it can be built up. You can use this agenda and worksheet to delve deeper into individual programs or areas of your work to begin to generate more concrete ideas for next steps.


Better Together

This website is the portal to “Better Together”, the 2000 report that identified America’s civic apathy and ways to revitalize it. There are links to the book, “Bowling Alone”, which describes how isolated members of our society have become, as well as a social capital primer, research and measurement tools.


The Hub- Sacramento Building Healthy Communities (BHC)

The Hub Sacramento Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a media portal for the California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative in South Sacramento. A key part of the Hub’s role is to support the empowerment and engagement of individuals who participate, build relationships, and help to create a big picture for improving communities.


Organizational Readiness Assessment

The Organizational Readiness Assessment is designed as a tool to help organizations explore the status of their vision and mission, their relationship to staff, partners and constituents, and their leadership approach as part of an organizational culture conducive to social change efforts.


Organizational Readiness Assessment-Facilitator’s Guide

This guide is for facilitators administering the Organizational Readiness Assessment Tool.


Building Alliances with Diverse and Marginalized Groups

This section of the University of Kansas Community Toolbox explores building alliances with diverse and marginalized groups, promoting leadership and supporting people to gain power in their community.


Understanding Culture and Diversity in Building Communities

This tool box contains information on understanding culture and diversity, how to strengthen multicultural collaboration, and build inclusive communities.


A Framework for Collaboration Among Community Partnerships, Support Organizations, and Funders

This guide focuses on understanding community change; who to involve and how to engage them. It explains seven key factors for community change and how to develop a plan. In addition, it provides a checklist for roles and responsibilities for various players at different points of the process and a power point that summarizes the main points in the section.