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Asset-based approaches

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Becoming visible: Operating standards for community organisations

The standards were developed for use by community organisations in England and Wales, but have general relevance for village halls, community centres and flats, resource centres and arts or sports facilities in Scotland. There are seven key elements in the VISIBLE standards: Voice, Independent, Service, Initiator, Builder, Local and Engage. ...

Evaluating Community Projects - A Practical Guide

A general guide to evaluating community projects from Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

How to evaluate asset-based approaches in an asset-based way

How to evaluate asset-based approaches in an asset-based way - Principles from Evaluation Support Scotland. This paper sets out 10 principles to think about when evaluating asset-based approaches.

Our community resilience toolkit NEW

'Our community resilience toolkit - How far have we come and where are we going?' will help community resilience groups understand and tell others about the difference their group makes.

Prove it - Measuring the effect of neighbourhood renewal on local people (2000)

The handbook briefly explains ‘social capital’ and strives to incorporate it into a framework for evaluation. Free to download on-line (N.B. This is a large file and may take some time to download).

Toolkit to Measure The Added Value of Voluntary and Community Based Activity (2006)

The toolkit is intended to enable both funders and the voluntary sector to demonstrate community benefit. It identifies three dimensions of social capital, linking, bridging and bonding. It introduces outcomes and indicators against which the level of each type of social capital can be measured.