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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

    John McKnight and Cormac have written a new book. The best way to explain to you what this book is about is to invite you to stand at your doorstep or on the street corner of your block. Survey...
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    New Community Funding Opportunity

    By ABCD in Action, 2021-10-20
    Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) community funding programs are meant to support community partnerships that tackle racial justice and health equity challenges in their community by building...
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    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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  • Newest Forum Discussions

    Fasoranti Damilola

    Hello Africa!

    10/28/21 02:40:03AM, by Fasoranti Damilola
    ABCD in Action

    Ideas, Comments, Questions, etc. for ABCD in Action

    10/25/21 01:03:28PM, by ABCD in Action
    Ivis Garcia Zambrana

    Asset mapping in the context of gentrification

    10/22/21 09:33:55PM, by Ivis Garcia Zambrana
    Stephanie Richards

    Geographic and photo-mapping assets

    10/22/21 07:30:03PM, by Stephanie Richards
    Wendy McCaig

    Case Study - Pamplin, Virginia

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

    August ABCD & Rural Community of Practice

    08/30/21 10:24:48AM, by Wendy McCaig