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RCN Publications

Fact Sheets

In 1998 RCN produced 20 fact sheets to provide a practical resource for community development workers and facilitators, particularly those working with rural community groups.

Each one contains information, activities and examples of good practice in an easily accessible style. The fact sheets are not intended to be prescriptive and the material can be adapted and customised to suit the particular needs of the group. While produced some time ago they reflect the increasingly complex environment in which community groups are currently operating.

The pack contains fact sheets on the following:
1. Community Development
2. Forming a Community Group
3. Community Audits
4. Action Planning
5. Community Representation
6. Undertaking Community Consultation
7. Introduction to Funding Applications
8. Networking
9. Public Relations
10. Annual General Meetings
11. Team Building
12. Appreciative Inquiry
13. Partnership Working
14. Understanding Procurement
15. Negotiation and Service Level Agreements
16. Understanding Governance
17. Moving Towards Sustainability through Full Cost Recovery
18. Building Peace – The Role of a Service Centre Hub
19. Exploring Equality and Social Inclusion
20. Approaching the Community – A Guide for Service Providers