Using community group strengths and history to empower the future

A new resource book provides useful materials and exercises to help small community groups and voluntary organisations to reflect on their work and history, and plan for the future based on their strengths and assets.

The guide has been produced by The Volunteer Training Company and Manchester Metropolitan University, with a foreword from the Third Sector Research Centre. Rather than addressing weaknesses, it starts from strengths and what is already there, and how to build on this and use it to sustain work into the future. The resource book has already been tested out in a workshop held in Manchester.

‘Resource Book Sustainable Livelihoods: An assets based organisational evaluation tool for small voluntary and community groups’ – download from TSRC website, 32 page pdf, 8.3MB.