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ABCD in Action is your community - a place where we can learn from each other about how to apply the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).

"Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.” ~http://www.abcdinstitute.org

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Nonkululeko Dlamini is now a member of ABCD in Action
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John Hamerlinck replied to Dawn MacLeod's discussion Resources and Ideas Please
May 22


Resources and Ideas Please

Started by Dawn MacLeod in Open Discussions. Last reply by John Hamerlinck May 22. 1 Reply

Hello Nice People,I have recently started working on my Master's degree in the field of Community Development. I have to design my own final project and have come up with the following ideas. Could you please let me know if you think this is do-able…Continue

ABCD Festival 2015, June 15-19: What are your hopes for the Festival? Your questions?

Started by Deb Wisniewski in Learning May 15. 0 Replies

The ABCD Festival starts a month from today!  Have you signed up yet?  There may still be a few scholarships available. Contact me at scgwis@gmail.com if you're interested.If you're planning to…Continue

Can people learn to do gap work? Or do you need to be a "natural" gapper?

Started by Deb Wisniewski in Working in the Gap May 7. 0 Replies

Are there certain people who are just "natural" gappers? Is it possible to teach people how to work in the gap?  What are the skills that a person would need in order to work in the gap?  And what learning is essential to help people do gap…Continue

Grassroots organizing

Started by Matt Grantham in Working in the Gap. Last reply by Matt Grantham May 15. 3 Replies

 My previous experience with some of the umbrella Go Local groups was marked by an insistence that large local business alliances should fundamentally run the show. That may be an inevitable to some degree, but some sort of grassroots organizing…Continue




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