Resources for organizing your group

Guidebooks and Information Sheets

City of Providence Contacts for Parks DRAFT
A listing of City of Providence Contacts for park groups

Partners in Play
GuideBook for partnering with the city, especially useful information on facilitating meetings and examples of projects.

Starting a Friends Group
A 17 page guide to starting a friends group, produced by the Partnership for Parks in New York

Webinars

10 Steps to Becoming Partners in Neighborhood Parks: How friends groups and city parks departments can work together for neighborhood parks: A Providence Story
An online training for working with your city to create an amazing park. This webinar was created by Providence Parks and Recreation and Friends of Brown Street Park.
http://playschool.kaboom.org/session_archived.php?id=8486

We strongly encourage you to check out the other free trainings for park groups and webinars at www.KaBoom.org.

Websites

This is a great reource developed by the Massachusetts Forests and Parks Friends Groups Association It includes information on applying for grants to whether to become a non-profit or not
http://www.networkingfriends.net/resources.html

A great guide for writing grant proposals and fundraising
http://www.stepbystepfundraising.com/20-free-grant-writing-resources-non-profits/