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    Increasingly, social impact is being prioritized into the missions of organizations. My original training is as a licensed social worker, so as you can imagine, I am all for positive social...
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    By charles esibikhwa edward, 2017-04-24
    Impetuous and sometimes uncontrollable progress in all spheres of science, the growth of population around the world, ecological problems, wars, and many other crises modern humanity faces...
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    ABCD in Australia and the Asia Pacific!

    By Dee Brooks, 2017-04-18
    The current nature and history of ABCD in Australia, New Zealand and across the Asia Pacific is diverse and colourful! Here are 2 blogs written by a group of people who have been involved for...
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    ABCD in Action News: April 2017

    By ABCD in Action, 2017-04-12
    Welcome to ABCD in Action News! This is the first edition of our newsletter since we've moved to a new platform for ABCD in Action. We hope it will be the first of many and will continue...
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    Mentorship Born Out of Community Conversations

    By charles esibikhwa edward, 2017-04-09
    Some time last year when i together with other like minded individual began the practice of ABCD in our community.Little did we know how far this could take us in terms of finding the real...
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    Think Global, Act Local

    By Hulula, 2017-04-06
    It is important to note that there are often many NGOs and government programs operating simultaneously in the communities where you work, many of which are following a predominantly top-down,...
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    Community Development Director Job Opening

    By Joe Erpenbeck, 2017-02-06
    Community Development Director   Community Development Director will provide strong visionary and collaborative leadership in community development across many sectors in Brantford and...
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    On the suggestion and request of John McKnight, Judi and Dee pulled together some of the highlights, influences and challenges around ABCD in Australia! We had a lot of fun writing this and...
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    I wrote a blog some months ago titled “Through the Looking Glass; a Blended Herstory” which was an attempt to synthesise almost 2 decades of work. This cathartic experience compelled me to create...
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    This is an interesting read. Anyone else committing to avoid these terms? Community Development Cliches
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    A quick post-election reminder

    By John Hamerlinck, 2016-11-10
    In the aftermath of the catastrophic U.S. election, I find it necessary to remind myself of an important reality. Institutions cannot stop social change from occurring. Culture creates change....
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    Blight or Asset? - depends on your perspective

    By Ron Dwyer-Voss, 2012-07-12
    That's the Beauty of It Sport Utility Boxes Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius A utility box in its normal state An uncommon...
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    It's the Community, Stupid

    By Ron Dwyer-Voss, 2012-03-13
    (repost from www.pacificcommunitysolutions.com/blog ) Its the Community, Stupid! The presidential race in 2012 is already increasing attention and interest in local economies and...
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    Emergence: What is it? Why should we care?

    By Deb Wisniewski, 2012-02-09
    I just received this article from a colleague of mine - Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale , by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze. I'd love to know what other people think of...
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