Tools and Techniques

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Discovering what exactly residents spend and where can help a CEDO reshape local consumption patterns for the economic benefit of the entire community. (One of over 60 entries in the compendium Tools...
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The art and science of mobilizing wide citizen participation is key to any successful CED strategy. (One of over 60 entries in the compendium Tools & Techniques for Community Recovery &...
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A detailed list of economic, community, and leadership skills shows what capacities citizens do or could apply to community benefit. (One of over 60 entries in the compendium Tools & Techniques...
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Get specific information about the number, type, location, and size of the businesses - formal and informal - in the locality. (One of over 60 entries in the compendium Tools & Techniques for...
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Associations, organizations, clubs, institutions, and informal groups provide the framework of resources and allies within which a CEDO operates. (One of over 60 entries in the compendium Tools...
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The careful vetting of outside expertise enables a CEDO to hire the consultant with the skills and experience specific to the organization's needs. (One of over 60 entries in the compendium Tools...
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Networking at the national and regional level extends a CEDO's reach to the experience and insight of like-minded organizations around the country. (One of over 60 entries in the compendium Tools...
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A systematic approach to managing the critical relationship between a CEDO and the government agencies whose actions affect local CED activities. (One of over 60 entries in the compendium Tools...
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Not a super-organization, but an informal system of mutual consultation can help local groups to collaborate in the reversal of community decline. (One of over 60 entries in the compendium Tools...
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This tool is a means of engaging all sectors (but not necessarily all citizens) in the assessment of the current situation and how to move into a better future. (One of over 60 entries in the...