Filtered by: Information Resource <Back to previous page EditorialThis issue brings together a collection of ideas to help in working together to raise income on a small scale. There is sound advice for anyone thinking of setting up a micro-enterprise, useful contacts and plenty of ideas for new enterprises. We have tried to focus on micro-enterprise which benefits the community rather than just making one person wealthy. Though the opening articles give emphasis to producing goods and crafts, the principles are just as useful for other services, such as ... Effective writingWhen we document information, whether it is for a report, case study, newsletter or poster, it is very easy just to write down everything we know about the subject. This can be very boring for the readers! It may also mean that they do not read past the first paragraph. If they do decide to read on, they may waste a lot of time reading text that is not relevant to them before they get to the part which is really useful. Information sharing or NetworkingProject planning guidelines There are few useful resources we can recommend on the subject of project planning. However, Tear Fund have prepared a series of guidelines on a variety of subjects, including Guidelines for Planning and Implementing Relief and Development Activities. This is a step-by-step, four-page guide to all the different stages involved in project planning. ResourcesCompassionate Community Work by Dave Andrews. This is an easy-to-use introductory course book on Christian community development work. It is designed for training community workers, church leaders, teachers and students, and can be used as a group resource or for self-study. It is practical and full of useful tasks and exercises. It costs £14.99 (US $24.99) Setting up a community knowledge centreby Esther Kabasiita A community knowledge centre is a place which has a wide collection of books, articles, videos, and technical documents that provide a range of developmental information for the community. It is a place where people can come to learn and to share information.