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    Connect, Learn, Share, Inspire.... Putting ABCD into Practice

    ABCD in Action is your community - a community of members from around the world, exploring together how to apply the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). All are welcome!

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  • Congratulations, Jody Kretzmann and John McKnight!

    Jody Kretzmann and John McKnight receive Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Community Development

    The International Association for Community Development (IACD) Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to individuals who have provided an outstanding contribution to international community development throughout a significant portion of their career.   
    At a recent Board meeting, John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann were both nominated by Oceania Director, Dee Brooks and there was unanimous agreement to formally recognise their contribution to the field of community development with a Lifetime Achievement Award!
    At the AGM, IACD President, Anna Clarke, recognised their many years working in the field of community development, in particular Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) and recognised their contributions as academics, authors and influential leaders and pioneers in this work.  
    Jody accepted via a pre-recorded video clip and thanked IACD for their ongoing work and John attended live and accepted on behalf of all the faculty and practitioners in the ABCD movement, which says so much about both of their characters and their belief in the power of community!
    Congratulations Jody and John on your well deserved award!
  • Newest Blogs

    Soul Care For Community Builders

    By Rebekah Scher, 2021-10-12
    We are excited to announce that the pilot Soul Care group that emerged from Embrace Communities summer listening project   has launched! In fact, due to the growing interest and energy...
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    By John Hamerlinck, 2021-09-10
    “There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life -reciprocity.” -- Confucius In the world of community-building there may be no concept more important than...
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    One form of community organizing involves local citizens in collective action focused on issue. Issues emerge from tensions and contentions. They reflect the dissatisfaction or anger felt by...
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    Say Yes Five Times to Gifts

    By Bruce Anderson, 2021-08-02
    Say ‘Yes’ Five Times to Gifts ____________________________ Bruce Anderson • Core Gift Institute On the surface, it’s such a simple act to give a gift to another. We might lend a...
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    Effective Police Reform: The Transfer of Authority

    By John L. McKnight, 2021-07-20
    In order to respond to demands for police reform, local governments across the United States have created special committees to develop new policies to eliminate police abuse and misconduct....
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  • Newest Forum Discussions

    Wendy McCaig

    Case Study - Pamplin, Virginia

    10/14/21 06:38:16AM, by Wendy McCaig
    Ivis Garcia Zambrana

    Asset mapping in the context of gentrification

    10/07/21 04:47:41PM, by Ivis Garcia Zambrana
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    August ABCD & Rural Community of Practice

    08/30/21 10:24:48AM, by Wendy McCaig
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    CV and ABCD - How to structure a resume based on ABCD

    08/16/21 11:30:46AM, by ABCD in Action
    Dee Brooks

    ABCD & the World - World's Biggest E-Book

    08/09/21 02:18:18AM, by Dee Brooks
    John Hamerlinck

    Valuable Rural Resource

    08/04/21 09:21:20AM, by John Hamerlinck
    Wendy McCaig

    Sharing our Context

    07/27/21 09:37:33AM, by Wendy McCaig