The tools in this section address the question of "Readiness," or how prepared a group is to become involved in the constituent and community engagement process. This might mean exploring the status of the group's 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. The change agent launching this conversation about readiness might be an independent consultant, a leader or staff member within an organization or collaborative, a board member or other stakeholder. Learn more in the Readiness section of the Nonprofits Integrating Community Engagement (NICE) Guide.

Wheel of Change

Wheel of Change Planning Template is a planning tool to explore what is currently in place or will be needed to embark on a social change effort.


Luchadores pa el Voto

This video shows how members of a small community used the strength of its culture to address issues of voter capacity and civic apathy.


Developing a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations

How can today’s nonprofits demonstrate effective use of funds? How can they motivate employees and volunteers and combat burnout and high turnover? How can they ensure that they are performing in accordance with their mission and purpose?

Author Stephen J. Gill answers these questions and more in “Developing a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations”. Filled with practical tips and tools, the book shows students and managers of human services, arts, education, civic, and environmental agencies how to implement a learning culture with individuals, teams, the organization as a whole, and the larger community.