Resources sorted by content area

This page offers many resources, sorted by the type of task or skill set you're looking to use.

Please click on one of the content areas below to access the information available for that content. These links are constantly updated with new resources, so be sure to check back often.

Community stabilization             Financial capabilities                         Social media

Foreclosure prevention                Partnership development

Marketing and outreach               Working with volunteers

Fundraising                                            Green strategies

This site offers many best practices that can help VISTAs in their work. 

Training opportunities--some are FREE!


Check out the new Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scoring (HO13el) Class offered to you for FREE. This introductory online course provides the basics of credits reports, credit scoring and how both are used by the lenders to determine credit. This course will help you master the "nuts and bolts" credits reports, correct inaccurate information and manage credit wisely.  

NeighborWorks online courses have been previously offered at NeighborWorks Training Institutes and Place Based Trainings, and they are now conveniently packaged for efficient and effective online learning.  ALL VISTA members get to access these online courses (valued at $200) for FREE. E-learning with NeighborWorks is a user-friendly learning experience, and comes with frequently asked questions and online help to ensure the best use of your time. For a copy of the course codes click HERE. 

NeighborWorks Training Institues
Established in 1988, the NeighborWorks Training Institute offers training, certification, networking opportunities and other resources to thousands of people who are seeking to revitalize their communities.

Community development practitioners, nonprofit organizations, policy makers, public officials, lenders, developers, community organizers and residents rely on the NeighborWorks Training Institute for progressive ideas, models for success and education that keeps them in the forefront of the community development field.

Courses are developed and presented by leading economic and community development professionals. Visit training's Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about what the training institute offers.

You make a difference.  We help you do it better.

Questions?  Call us at (800) 438-5547 or e-mail us at

Below you can find a downloadable registration form for Detroit National Training Institute and in case you would like to register online, please click here.  

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