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Community Networking Self-Study Reading List:

Community Networking - Why Should I Care?
 Good reasons why you should understand what's at risk.

Community Networking Primer
 A good first article on the practical function and applications of community networks.
 Written for AT&T's 1996 Community Guide.

The Four Levels of Community Networking
 Includes collected resources from the Dec. '03 National Community Networking Conference
 held in Austin, Texas is recommended reading. 

         The Future of Community Development;
           Making the Living You Want, Living Wherever You Want
           Written for a forthcoming book on rural community development to be published
               by TechnoPress "Future Courses; A Compendium of Thought about Education,
               Technology and the Future.

          The New Gold Rush; Are You Ready?
   http://lone-eagles.com/mining.htm   Part II: http://lone-eagles.com/goldrush.htm
              Themes from the Frontier of Rural Community Development, written for the
              Journal of Municipal Telecommunication Policy, March 2001

Making the Missing Connections…
A Wake-up Call Regarding True Community Internet Empowerment

A realistic view of issues to be considered when implementing community projects.

An Executive Overview for Project Planners on the Hard Questions
for Community Internet Empowerment

A hard look at what's not obvious for planning a successful community project.

Implementation Action Plans

The Bootstrap Academy
Do it yourself! Specific low-cost, short-term youth-driven citizen engagement
Internet awareness activities. Includes three online mini-courses for citizens, and local web-raisings.

Community Grant Templates

       The Latest and Best Community Grant Template
Longer most readable version http://lone-eagles.com/top-expanded.htm
          Shorter 9 page submitted version  http://lone-eagles.com/top.htm

        Community Bootstrap Project -
        Learning to Do for Ourselves; Together!

          Please feel free to use in your grants: without restriction.
          Boilerplate text for YOUR community networking grant!!

        Alpine, Texas Grant Template

        Culture Club: A Cultural and Community Survival Concept Paper
           A youth-based multicultural community development strategy.

Grantwriting Tutorials

Community Network Funding Sources and Grantwriting Tips
http://lone-eagles.com/granthelp.htm Specifically for rural community development.
Includes A Simple Proposal-writing Tutorial http://lone-eagles.com/mira2.htm and an online lesson on grantwriting at http://lone-eagles.com/asdnl8.htm 

Addressing the Ecommerce Equation

Homesteading the Ecommerce Frontier 
http://lone-eagles.com/ecommerce-homestead.htm  Real and profound opportunities.

The Idaho Ecommerce Homesteaders' Cooperative
http://lone-eagles.com/montpelier.htm Big possibilities for the small community of Montpelier, Idaho. A story in progress defining how to seed and grow community involvement and capability building by focusing on replicable successes and measurable outcomes. Montpelier successes detailed at  http://lone-eagles.com/montpelier-story.htm

Ecommerce Successes from Idaho

The Big Picture and Key Global Issues
  Longer documents and Resource Collections

Authenticating Rural Internet and Broadband Benefits - A Reality Check
http://lone-eagles.com/wings.htm Required reading for rural citizens and leaders.
Written for the Australian Government for national empowerment of all their communities.

Big Skies and Lone Eagles:Lending Wings to Others, online - A Rural Perspective
A 20 page history of Frank Odasz written for an upcoming book as a history
of online learning from a rural perspective.

Authenticating Rural Internet and Broadband Benefits - A Reality Check


Required reading for rural citizens and leaders.Written for the Australian
Government for national empowerment of all their communities.

Realizing Cultural and Community Sustainability
Through Internet Innovations in Alaskan Native Villages

A detailed review of strategies for community involvement to produce measurable outcomes.
Many grant templates and o­nline self-directed resources are listed at the end.

Good Neighbor's Guide to Community Networking 
Eleven chapters, including a bibliography of guides.

Community Networking Clearinghouse
The best ideas and resources from dozens of community networks and related organizations.