A critical step of the strategic planning process is to ascertain those services that exist in or serve the targeted neighborhood. It is equally important to determine the financial, human, and existing infrastructure resources. The purpose of this protocol is to provide you with guidance and consistency in conducting an inventory of:
There are various sources of information to obtain the data you will need. Many communities have existing resource directories, grant listings, governmental directories, or other similar sources. Those sources will assist you in determining which organizations to contact. You should also contact nontraditional sources such as key informants with knowledge of the targeted community.
A PDF version of the “Add a Resource” form can be downloaded and printed to facilitate the offline collection of data. Once the data is collected, you can manually transcribe it into your inventory.
Individuals who use the protocol should know the purpose of the project, the boundaries of the target area, and the intent of the information to be collected.
Should you have questions, please contact Mr. Steve Ray at (850) 385-0600, extension 229, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Request a Community Resource Inventory account using the online request form.