Welcome to ABCD in Action!

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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James Hampson is now a member of ABCD in Action
Christie Nash posted an event

Neighbours: Policies & Programs 2015 at Dr. John M. Perkins Centre

June 8, 2015 at 12pm to June 10, 2015 at 12pm
Profile IconCJ Grinar, Michael Parker and John-Michael Davis joined ABCD in Action
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Apr 11


When the Internet generation thinks ABCD is a dinosaur?

Started by Magdalena Valderrama Hurwitz in Open Discussions. Last reply by John Hamerlinck Apr 8. 6 Replies

When our community mostly made up of 50-70 year-olds started to use ABCD, the immediate call was to focus on creating an online database that would become the backbone of an interactive online forum. Never mind that we could start with the…Continue

What do Gappers actually "do"? What are their functions?

Started by Deb Wisniewski in Working in the Gap. Last reply by Deb Wisniewski Apr 8. 2 Replies

We recently started a conversation about what Gappers are. The conversation revolved around who actually is a gapper - in general, we defined a gapper as an individual who works in the gap between community and institutions.Usually the gapper is…Continue

Tags: working in the gap, gappers

"Seven Coffee Beans:" A Story of an Emergent Community in a Small Town Called Ambo, in Ethiopia. Is this regarded as an ABCD?

Started by Solomon Alemu Tolla in Stories. Last reply by Benson Adjei Apr 1. 2 Replies

“Seven coffee beans:” A story about the formation of local self-help association in Ambo, Ethiopia:  A personal account.  Is this regarded as an asset-based community development (ABCD)? This is a story of the emergence…Continue

Anybody have ABCD resources in French or for African context?

Started by Lynn Hutchinson in Connecting. Last reply by Benson Adjei Apr 1. 1 Reply

Working in French-speaking West Africa.  I am anxious to find any ABCD training materials or resources in French.  Even if not in French, would like to find any ABCD materials being used in Sub-Saharan African contexts.  Thanks for your help!Continue




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Please feel free to contact a member of the ABCD in Action Stewardship Team if you have any questions.

Deb Wisniewski

Ron Dwyer-Voss

Dan Duncan

April Doner

Dee Brooks

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