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Delivering Community Development - Revised

A guide on how to maintain momentum during a community development project and evaluate the effectiveness of the project.

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This free online course in delivering community development explains the skills required to successfully deliver community projects, ranging from communication, and leadership to presentation and facilitation. It discusses media relations and communication techniques, recruiting volunteers and organizing a successful volunteer program. It also discusses successful partnership requirements, how to sustain momentum and project evaluation methods.





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This free online Alison course, Delivering Community Development, is the second in a series of courses that will aid the delivery of a successful community development project. This course will guide you on sustaining the momentum during a community development project and on evaluating the effectiveness of the project. Using community health as a springboard for understanding community development, you will be exposed to the key skills needed in delivering community-based projects such as effective communication and facilitation techniques, presentations and leadership skills.

Furthermore, you will learn about various media communication techniques such as writing a press release or how to answer difficult questions. It also reviews how to work effectively with other organizations in the community and you will learn how to identify the key factors required in making 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 for a successful volunteer program.

Finally, you will be introduced to the methods of evaluating the community project and steps to sustain progress in a community group. This course will be of great benefit and interest to professionals or volunteers working in community development and with community organizations and who would want to learn more about the key skills needed to deliver a successful community project.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Enumerate some key communication techniques
  • Outline various media channels to engage with the public
  • Discuss the roles and features of an effective leader
  • Identify the key factors that make a successful partnership
  • List the pros and cons of the various types of fundraising activity
  • Distinguish the components of a successful volunteer program
  • 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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