Tools & Resources

For Producers

Public Media Works

NPT's Next Door Neighbors Tool Kit

Tools & Resources for Engagement

Many of the tools and resources referenced throughout the site are also listed here.

 

IMPACT

Animating Democracy site (Resources For Evaluating the Social Impact of the Arts)

Measuring Public Media's Impact 

Impact Assessment Tools

 


STRATEGY

How Networked Nonprofits Visualize Their Networks - Beth Kanter (Blog post)

Hearing a lot about engagement? Start doing (Blog post)

Stateholder Analysis (Mind Tools site)

BoardSource

Recruiting Board Members (BoardSource site)

Benefiting from Diversity on your Board (BoardSource site)

The 8-Step Process for Leading Change - Kotter International (Link)

SWOT Analysis (Link)

Spectrum of Community Enagagement (PDF)

Six Pitfalls To Avoid in Developing Your Theory of Change - The Bridgespan Group (Link)

 


RESEARCH YOUR COMMUNITY

U.S. Census American Fact Finder

U.S. Census State & County QuickFacts

U.S. Census Data Access Tools

How Your Station Can Be a Better Listener

Community Conversation Guide     
     How to Facilitate a Community Conversation

     Sample Ground Rules for Community
     Conversations

 


PARTNERSHIP TOOLS

Identifying Partners (Link)

Let's Date: Collaborating with Partners

Three Questions Your Station Should Ask When Choosing a Partner

Six Tips for Strong Partnerships

Radical Collaboration: Engagement Inspiration from Santa Cruz

 


CASESTUDIES & TOOL KITS

Public Media Works - a searchable collection of stories about stations making a difference in their communities (Link)

Engagement Guide for Producers (Link)

Next Door Neighbors Tool Kit Featuring Nashville Public Television (Link)

From Monetary to Human Costs, WSKG Explores the Dropout Problem (Station Story)

Rob St. Mary: Thinking Beyond "Transactional Journalism" (Blog post)

Open Newsrooms: 3 Tips for Conjuring "Free Magic" from WBEZ's Localore Project Curious City (Blog post)

Social Media Handbook