Free resources that educate, inform, and inspire!
The Readiness Assessment is a self-reflection tool for communities embarking on Heart & Soul®. It can be used to identify opportunities for focus and growth during the early stages of project planning.
The Community Heart & Soul Field Guide, and the resources that accompany it, provide useful information and field-tested tips on forming a team, encouraging community volunteerism, getting the word out, and engaging everyone.
If forming a committee sounds, frankly, like a bit of a chore, don't worry. Heart & Soul is anything but the same old thing. This resource helps you form a TEAM instead and guides you in tapping into the skills and passion of your group.
A qualified Project Coordinator is vital to the success of Community Heart & Soul®. The Coordinator must be mindful of more than project management and will do more than coordinate. Here's helpful advice on how to select a Project Coordinator that will make your whole project a success.
Taking an in-depth look at who is in your community and who connects various groups is a key aspect of Community Heart & Soul. This guide to Community Network Analysis helps teams identify missing voices and discover ways to reach and engage them.
Effective communications is an essential element of any Community Heart & Soul project. This resource will guide you through getting the word out about your project to a broad cross-section of the community and keeping the flow of information about the project and activities open, accessible, and transparent.