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Delivering Community Development

Sociology
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This course will guide you on how to maintain momentum during a community development project and how to evaluate the effectiveness of the project.

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Delivering Community Development is the second in a series of courses that will guide you in the delivery of a successful community development project. The course will also guide you on how to maintain momentum during a community development project and how to evaluate the effectiveness of the project. Using community health as a springboard for understanding community development you will learn about the key skills needed in delivering community-based projects such as effective communication and facilitation techniques, how to prepare presentations and key leadership skills. You will learn about media communication techniques such as writing a press release or how to answer a difficult question. The course also reviews how to work with other organisations in the community and you will learn how to identify the key factors that make a successful partnership. You will also learn about fundraising, the pros and cons of different types of fundraising and the phases of fundraising. Volunteers are a key resource in any community project and you will learn how to recruit them and what makes fora successful volunteer program. Finally, you will learn about the methods you can use to evaluate the community project and what you need to do to sustain progress in a community group. This course will be of great interest to professionals or volunteers working in community development and with community organisations and who would like to learn more about the key skills needed to deliver a successful community project.

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Describe some key communication techniques and active listening; - Explain the role and functions carried out by a facilitator; - List the different media channels that can be used to engage with the public; - List the roles of a leader and discuss the characteristics of an effective leader; - Identify the key factors that make a successful partnership; - Describe the functions of a coalition; - Discuss the pros and cons of the various types of fundraising activity; - Outline the components of a successful volunteer program; - Explain why it is important to evaluate a community development project; - Discuss the different project evaluation methods that can be used; - Outline the ways which can improve the functioning of organizations; - List activities that can help sustain momentum within a community group.

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