Resources and Tools


Points of Light and our many Community Blueprint Network partner organizations have developed a set of online support tools to help communities who are implementing the Blueprint.


Do-it-yourself tools


Access the 2014 Community Blueprint Action Planning Tool

This tool will assist leaders in assessing the military community’s needs, selecting impact areas, selecting and implementing promising practices, and measuring the impact to the community.

Take online courses to learn how to mobilize and lead others in service!


Tools in these sections provide strategies and templates for raising contributions to support CBN activities, and to increase public awareness of the military community in your area, and the CBN-related activities underway to support them.

Community Blueprint Video PSA 1

Community Blueprint Video PSA 2

Community Blueprint Audio PSA 1

Community Blueprint Video

Making the Case: Securing Community Foundation Support



W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook


Ancient Greeks Modern Lives:

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives is a major initiative bringing humanities-based public programming to 100 public libraries, arts centers, theatres and museums across America. They have  a special program for the military community which invites veterans, service members, and their families to reading events, discussions, public lectures and workshops. They believe that the themes of ancient Greek literature relate directly to the challenges faced by the military community and that Greek drama can provide a sort of culture therapy for that community. To get involved or learn more, contact them at [email protected] or visit

US Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Creative Arts Festival:

VA medical facilities use creative arts as a form of rehabilitative treatment to help veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities. Every year, veterans treated at VA facilities compete in a local creative arts competition. There are 53 categories in the visual arts division, ranging from oil painting to leatherwork. There are additionally 120 categories in the performing arts division, from music, dance, and drama to creative writing. To learn more about this opportunity, visit


Tools in this section provide informative additional information on the military community and the eight impact areas.