Sustainability Toolkit: 10 Steps to Maintaining Your Community Improvements, 2nd Edition
The Sustainability Toolkit: 10 Steps to Maintaining Your Community Improvements grew out of the Center for Civic Partnerships’ efforts to provide technical support to collaboratives and organizations on sustaining their community improvements. As we tested different processes with groups, we developed a 10-step guide to support communities through sustainability planning. In 2011, the Center for Civic Partnerships updated the information with new activities, planning tips and case studies and put it all together in the CD-ROM 2nd Edition. The 10-step sustainability process is outlined below. Additional toolkit information can be found on the Sustainability Toolkit Order Form.
Sustainability Toolkit CD-ROMs can be purchased for $60.00. Complete a Sustainability Toolkit Order Form to order your copy.
The 2nd Edition of the Sustainability Toolkit contains:
- Updated examples and case studies
- Activities to help you facilitate the planning work
- Sample plans and timelines
- Newly revised tips and resources
All orders must be prepaid by either check or credit card. Please make checks payable to Public Health Institute.
We provide a variety of training and consultation services to help groups develop, implement and sustain community improvements. We would welcome an opportunity to discuss how the sustainability process and materials might be of benefit to your organization or coalition. Please contact us at email@example.com or 916.646.8680 for additional information, current references and/or rates.
Step 1 – Create A Shared Understanding Of Sustainability
Step 2 – Create A Plan To Work Through The Process
Step 3 – Position Your Effort To Increase Your Sustainability Odds
Step 4 – Look At The Current Picture And Pending Items
Step 5 – Develop Criteria To Help Determine What To Continue
Step 6 – Decide What To Continue And Prioritize
Step 7 – Create Options For Maintaining Your Priority Efforts (including funding issues
Step 8 – Develop A Sustainability Plan (Sample Plans included)
Step 9 – Implement Your Sustainability Plan
Step 10 – Evaluate Your Outcomes And Revise As Needed
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“Part of the sustainability process is figuring out who’s going to do what. By working through the steps of the sustainability process, people have to step up and figure out what they’re going to do. The sustainability process is great at creating better accountability among groups in a partnership.”
Anderson Partnership for Healthy Children
“This is such a unique contribution in public health. We often talk about sustainability, but it is so valuable to have the tools to actually do it. The transfer from talking about sustainability to something you can put your hands on is so helpful.”
- Cindy Green,
Spokane Regional Health District