Practical resources

Find out what common terms are used and what they mean.

Practical resources

Find out what common terms are used and what they mean.

There are often existing free or low cost resources and networks that can help you achieve your goals. Here are a few:

Directories

Local Community Services Association

Local community neighbourhood centres are a rich local resource of community knowledge, local networks and can often be used as venues for small community groups to gather.

ourcommunity.com.au

With over 600,000 community groups across Australia there may be one you can join, link into for additional support or learn how they achieved their goals.

Tools

Nonprofit Technology Learning Center

This US-based not-for-profit makes finding, choosing and using online tools and software easy for community organisations. They have many detailed free resources and low cost training modules.

Frugal Entrepreneur

This website lists free business tools that can be of use to a small community group including Open Office, customer relationship management systems, web conferencing and presentation tools.