United Way Campaign for the Common Good: Community Conversation Workbook
Drawing upon the Harwood Institute’s more than 20 years of work with communities across the country, this workbook lays out everything you need to hold a successful community conversation.
Turning Outward and Listening in the Community: A First Step to Engage and Align with the Community around a Cause
The path to community change starts with a strong leadership commitment to both community impact and turning outward. That commitment is then put into action by actually turning outward and listening in the community. This installment of the Mobilization Pathway series illustrates how to begin executing on the first element of United Way’s business model: Engage and align with the community around a cause.
The Harwood Institute Action Tools: The Sweet Spot of Public Life
The Sweet Spot is where you take action on a public challenge in a way that builds the conditions for change in your community.
The Harwood Institute Action Tools: The 3 A’s of Public Life
Examine the importance of the 3A’s of Public Life – Authority, Authenticity, and Accountability – and discover their relationship to what we say and do in public life and how we create change.
Optimizing Community Conversations: August 2011 Call with Bill Kitson
The former President & CEO of United Way of Greater Toledo leads a rich discussion in this archived webinar; includes tips and lessons from conducting community conversations.
- Optimizing Community Conversations – PowerPoint
- Voices for the Common Good: Toledo Speaks Out on Education
25 reasons to give us your email
United Way of Greater Toledo’s email request card listing 25 reasons to give your email address to United Way.
The Community Café
The Community Café, a strengths-based approach founded upon the principles of The World Café, sparks leadership to develop relationships necessary to strengthen families. The Community Café learning community web site offers tools, resources, contacts, and a blog link to share your Café stories.
Goals, Challenges and Solutions: Tarrant County Speaks Out on Education
United Way of Tarrant County’s community conversations on education report.
Voices for the Common Good: San Diego Speaks Out on Education
United Way of San Diego County’s 2011 community conversations report is a comprehensive compilation of everyday San Diegans’ opinions and aspirations for their communities, for education and the challenges they see in helping our children reach their full potential.
Supporting the Education Pipeline: A Business Engagement Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations
This online toolkit is designed to assist community leaders in creating beneficial and sustainable partnerships with business. It provides lessons on how community leaders can identify potential business partners, set realistic goals, and create partnerships for long-term success to ensure that all youth are ready for college, work and life. Co-developed by United Way Worldwide, Corporate Voices for Working Families, and the Workforce Strategy Center, you can access the full toolkit here, and the companion website here.