This Resource Library is a compilation of neighborhood documents, along with other selected capacity building and outreach materials. There are three sections.
Neighborhood Organization Resource Guide
The Neighborhood Organization Resource Guide summarizes many of the NBN Academy courses and resources into one guide.
Community Building Resources
Social interactions are critical to building a strong community. Good neighbors know and are friendly to each other. The more often a neighborhood gets together for fun, the more unified they will be when issues arise.
- Parliamentary Procedure for Civic Leagues (PDF)
- Notes from Bylaws Course (PDF)
- Good Financial Management and Fundraising Notes (PDF)
- Becoming a 501(c)4 or 501(c)3 Presentation (PDF)
- Good Neighbor Guide (PDF)
- Creating a Neighborhood Communications Plan (PDF)
- Curb Appeal Booklet (PDF)
- Neighbors Building Neighborhoods Booklet (PDF)
- Recruiting and Retaining Resident Volunteers (PDF)
- A Neighborhood Profile Tool is available to accompany the Norfolk’s Wonderful Neighborhoods - Free Profile Tools video on YouTube.
- Asset/Resource Mapping Tools
- Asset Mapping Presentation from NBN Academy course (PDF)
- Participatory Asset Mapping Toolkit Manual (offside link to PDF)
- Asset Based Community Development Tools(offsite link to the Asset Based Community Development Institute at DePaul University)
Neighborhood standards are the voluntary appearance & behavioral characteristics for which a group of neighbors strive.
- Code Enforcement During Covid-19 Webinar presentation 6 22 20
- Common Code Violations brochure (PDF)
- Olde Huntersville Community Standards door hanger (PDF)
- East Ocean View Yard of the Month newsletter promotion (PDF)
- Fairmount Park Welcome Pack, Grass and Nuisance Reminders (2010) (PDF)
- Ballentine Welcome Post-card (PDF)
- Funny Embrace Your Neighborhood Video from Durham
- Marketing Your Neighborhood - Center for Community Progress
- Other neighborhoods across Norfolk make welcome packets.
- Have additional good ideas or examples? Email them to Jim Herbst
Housing and Real Estate
- Working with Developers 5 Minute Video
- Working with Developers Tip Sheet for Neighborhood Organizations (PDF)
- Norfolk Cottage and Ranch Plan Book
- Norfolk Narrow Lot House Plan Catalog
- Pattern Book for Norfolk Neighborhoods
- Home Maintenance Guide (PDF)
- Lowe’s Home Improvement YouTube Channel
- Home Ownership 101 Virtual Courses at Home Depot