Analytical Skills for Community Organization Practice

Analytical Skills for Community Organization Practice

By: Donna Hardina (author)Hardback

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This guide promotes the use of analytical skills in community organization practice, including information gathering and processing, legislative research, needs assessment, participatory action research, political analysis, population forecasting and social indicator analysis, power analysis, program development and planning, resource development, budgeting, and grant writing,. These analytical methods, often used in practice but seldom systematically discussed, assist the practitioner in identifying community problems, planning interventions, and conducting evaluations. The text explicates a problem-solving model that identifies concepts and theories underlying practice, methods for problem identification and assessment, and techniques for goal setting, implementation, and evaluation. It features extensive listings of Web sites for community organization practice and is dedicated to the idea that the community organizer, to be truly effective, must be prepared to be an active learner.

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About Author

Donna Hardina is professor of social work at California State University, Fresno, and has published numerous articles on community organization, nonprofit organizations, and welfare reform. She is the editor of Innovative Approaches for Teaching Community Organization Skills in the Classroom.


1. Introduction to Community Organization SkillsPart 1: Concepts and Theories for Practice 2. Values and Ethics3. Theoretical Frameworks for Practice4. Practice Models: Linking Theory with Action5. Defining CommunityPart 2: Problem Identification and Assessment 6. Needs Assessment7. Power Analysis8. Legislative Analysis9. Politics: Analyzing Processes and OutcomesPart 3: Goal Setting and Implementation 10. Intervention Planning: Using Strategies and Tactics11. Planning Programs and Services12. Resource Development and Grant Writing13. Fiscal AnalysisPart 4: Evaluation 14. Outcome and Process Evaluation15. Technological Approaches and Techniques: The Implications of the Internet for Community Organization Practice

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/04/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780231121804
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 380
  • ID: 9780231121804
  • weight: 681
  • ISBN10: 0231121806

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