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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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Using Life-Coaching in ABCD

Started by Damara Miller in Open Discussions. Last reply by John Hamerlinck Jul 22. 1 Reply

Hi! I am new to the ABCD conversation and have lots of questions for you. I am excited to get more involved and learn from those of you who have researched academically AND who have personal experiences with ABCD. I appreciate all feedback,…Continue

Tags: Life-Coaching, Coaching

Samples of 501c3 Narrative

Started by Dana in Open Discussions Jul 21. 0 Replies

How many people are a part of a non-profit mainly focused on ABCD?  Would you be willing to share the narrative from your 501c3 application?  We're making progress on ours but ABCD is a unique approach that isn't as quantifiable compared to other…Continue

Tags: 501c3

Evaluating community of interest project

Started by Jo Richardson in Learning. Last reply by Jo Richardson on Monday. 3 Replies

Hello,I am new to this discussion board but am interested to hear if anyone has any experience in, or knowledge of, ABCD projects that focus on communities of interest (rather than geographically bounded neighbourhoods).  I am looking at a project…Continue

Outreach Material

Started by Manuel Rivera in Working in the Gap Jul 14. 0 Replies

Hello ABCD  community,If I may, I wanted to explore the wisdom and experience of this platform regarding outreach strategies and material. Im looking for material (brochures, pamphlets, etc.) that promote wellness through social connections and…Continue




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