Roots Initiative Toolkit
From 2003-2006, the FCYO implemented and coordinated the Roots Initiative, a grantmaking and capacity-building project involving ten dynamic Youth Organizing groups from around the country. Overall, we hoped to develop, analyze and take action on information both macro and micro: macro considerations of the state of youth organizing practice, generally, as illustrated by the ten groups; and micro, focusing on ways to address specific capacity-building challenges faced by individual groups. This Toolkit provides, additionally, various suites of tools (in the form of templates, worksheets and exercises) that we hope are useful to organizations undertaking a broad range of organizational development efforts.
Youth Organizing Financial Dashboard Template
This financial dashboard for youth organizing groups was developed by the Community Resource Exchange to provide organizational leaders a tool to track their financial position from month to month in an easy way. Inside you can download the Dashboard and follow detailed instructions on how to use it to track your finances.
ReGenerations: Leadership Pipeline Toolkit
Released in 2015, the ReGenerations: Leadership Pipeline Toolkit provides curriculum and tools for groups interested in improving their work building the holistic development of young leaders at each stage of a social justice leadership pipeline. This toolkit has with a specific emphasis on supporting staff in facilitating young people’s transition in the final stage. We hope these tools will be an important resource in supporting the next generational of social justice leaders.
Financial Management Resource Toolkit
This toolkit, developed in partnership with the Community Resource Exchange (CRE) as part of our 2015 Financial Management Technical Assistance Project, provides a list of vetted websites with financial management resources that are easy to use and free trainings that can help staff build their skills at no cost.
Bringing It Together: Uniting Youth Organizing, Development and Services for Long-Term Sustainability
Movement Strategy Center's 2005 report, which includes tools, case studies, and recommendations for organizing groups supporting young people's holistic needs.