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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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Good questions to gather new people at a community fund day

Started by Heather Barham in Working in the Gap. Last reply by Deb Wisniewski Jun 12. 1 Reply

Hi everyone,This is my first post. How exciting. I head up a team of Community Development workers in Bristol, England. We have a fun day planned tomorrow in an inner city area - bringing together people from the Somali Communities and the more…Continue

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

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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