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In Search of the Tie That Binds
By John L. McKnight, 2019-11-07
One way of classifying associations is in terms of whether or not they are space-bounded. The greatest number of associations are not space-bound. However, our focus has been upon those...
Why Gifts Matter • New Podcast Series
By Bruce Anderson, 2019-11-05
“Why Gifts Matter”, from the Core Gift Institute…..a monthly series of conversations with people from helping professions, community encouragers, and spiritual traditions who believe that knowing...
By John L. McKnight, 2019-11-04
One of the unfortunate results of assigning responsibility for marginal people to institutions and professionals is that citizens lose their capacity to incorporate marginal people. Over the...
Let’s Get Explicit: Social Justice in Asset Based Community Development
By Ron Dwyer-Voss, 2019-10-30
Last year Jim Diers posted a thoughtful reflection on the work of advancing social justice and the limits of ABCD in that work. This got a lot of us talking about ABCD, systems change and social...
The Affinity Dilemma
By John L. McKnight, 2019-10-20
The essence of most associational groups is that they are composed of a group of people who care about each other and/or the same thing. By its very nature, this affinity creates outsiders. For...
The Dilemma of Meetings
By John L. McKnight, 2019-10-10
In many neighborhoods, local associations establish a schedule of meetings and the focus is on what should happen at that time. One of Saul Alinsky’s inviolable rules was “never meet to meet.”...
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