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The Joy of Farm Watching: A Roadside Guide to Pennsylvania Agriculture
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This pocket-sized guide provides annotated roadside photographs of typical and common farm types in Pennsylvania and is intended as an introduction to farmology--the study of farms and farming. More
Working with the Media: A Guide for Volunteer Organizations and Commissions
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This publication provides information about public relations, rules for working with the media, and communications tools, as well as sample letters to the editor, op-ed pieces and news releases. More
Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow: Interpersonal Leadership Skills, Valuing Diversity
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Unit II, Workbook 4 of the Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow series. This workbook provides an overview of the concept of cultural diversity and how to value it. More
Building an Effective Community Natural Gas Task Force
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Best practices for developing a community task force to address the challenges and opportunities associated with developing natural gas and oil from shale. More
Opportunities for Volunteers
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Opportunities for Volunteers

William Elmendorf, Ph.D.

This article explains how to create successful volunteer projects that can help gain the citizen support needed to establish a comprehensive community forestry program. More
Working with Local Government for Successful Urban Forests
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This article explains how citizen advocacy groups can work with community officials and develop working relationships with local leaders to put "green issues" on the agendas of local governments. More
Sustaining and Funding an Urban Forestry Program
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This article offers tips and advice on how citizens and communities can find revenues and develop strategies to create a community tree program. More
What Makes the ‘Good Community’?
What Makes the ‘Good Community’? - Articles Articles
Did you ever stop to think about what makes your community a good place to live? More
Ideas – The Start of Something Great
Ideas – The Start of Something Great - Articles Articles
Idea generation is an important part of community and economic development work. More
What’s a board member to do?
What’s a board member to do? - Articles Articles
Being clear about expectations and roles is one way to keep board members involved. More
Communications 101
Communications 101 - Articles Articles
If the concept of communication is so basic to everything we do, why do we struggle so much with it? More
Understanding Community Engagement
Understanding Community Engagement - Articles Articles
Effective community engagement is more than simply talking to, or informing our citizens or constituents about the things we want them to know about. More
Water Supply and Your Community
Water Supply and Your Community - Articles Articles
Water resources contribute to items such as scenic beauty, economic development, and recreation. They also provide essential life sustaining elements. More
Can we talk – civilly?
Can we talk – civilly? - Articles Articles
You serve on the board of your organization to support its mission. But too often, your good work takes a back seat to tension, conflict and open hostility. More
Conducting a Community Tree Inventory
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Conducting a Community Tree Inventory

William Elmendorf, Ph.D.

Street and park tree inventories provide information for the planning, design, planting, maintenance, and removal of community trees. More
Conducting Effective Surveys - 'Rules of the Road'
Conducting Effective Surveys - 'Rules of the Road' - Articles Articles
Are you considering a survey to gauge constituent or clientele perspectives? This article covers some of the considerations to incorporate into your next survey. More
Collaboration for Non-profits
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Too often, community organizations view each other as competitors for funding, clients, and other resources. But it doesn’t have to be a tug-of-war. More
Community Networking 101
Community Networking 101 - Articles Articles
In today’s world of information overload it’s hard to keep track of who’s doing what, even in our own neighborhoods. More
Community forests enhace neighborhoods, like the tree-lined street these girls ride their bikes down.
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Community Forests

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

Community forests are made up of the trees, plants, wildlife, and water found in places where people live, work, and play together. People play an important part in their care. More
Coaches Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience
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Coaches Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.

The atmosphere set by organizations, parents, and coaches is a major factor in determining whether or not youth will have a positive experience in a sports program. More