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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...
Waiting to Contribute: The Key to Maximizing Citizen Participation
By John L. McKnight, 2021-09-07
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...
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...
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....
An ABCD Visionary - The Transformation of the Functions of Communities and Police: A video interview with Retired Chief Mike Butler, Longmont, Colorado
By John L. McKnight, 2021-07-15
In my lifetime, I have met two public officials who had an incredibly different vision for their organization. The first was Jerome Miller who was responsible for the Massachusetts Juvenile...
ABCD, Jazz and the Structure of Powerful Communities
By John L. McKnight, 2021-06-15
During the first year of the Covid pandemic, many neighborhood organizations and block clubs stopped their traditional face-to-face meetings. Nonetheless, in many locations these groups...
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