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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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Wendy Lomas is now a member of ABCD in Action
19 hours ago
Meredith Budge replied to Ron Dwyer-Voss's discussion REPOST -People Do Not Need Programs
Donna Thomson posted a blog post
Hana Alhadad is now a member of ABCD in Action


REPOST -People Do Not Need Programs

Started by Ron Dwyer-Voss in Connecting. Last reply by Meredith Budge on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Our friend Dan Duncan recently posted this blog on LinkedIn.  What do you think?People do not need programs to improve their lives. Programs are an artificial construct developed in the dance between grantors and grantees to help nonprofits…Continue

Tags: Relationaships, Nonprofit, Programs

Seeking tech tool to match interests for homebound seniors and ppl w disabilities

Started by Donna Thomson in Tools and Technology. Last reply by Donna Thomson Jan 22. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,Is anyone aware of a tech tool such as Meetup.com but for virtual meetups for homebound people?  Both for support and reciprocal life enhancement? Thanks,DonnaContinue

ABCD and ethno-cultural communities

Started by Carola Ramos in Open Discussions. Last reply by Deb Wisniewski Nov 19, 2014. 8 Replies

I’d like to hear some thoughts about using the ABCD model when working with ethno-cultural community groups.Ethno-cultural community associations have a significant cultural component, as they organize events and activities to raise awareness and…Continue

Outcomes and Evaluation of abcd.

Started by Connie Fossen in Connecting. Last reply by Suzanne Vaughan Oct 22, 2014. 8 Replies

I have been asked to develop an evaluation of most recent abcd project in Nicaragua for the sponsor organization. So far the evaluation is 'counting' number of participant etc. but I know there most be evaluation tools that assess the empowerment…Continue




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April Doner

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