Forum Activity for @wendy-mccaig

Wendy McCaig
@wendy-mccaig
01/28/18 10:10:00AM
6 posts

Asset Maps


Asset Mapping & Gift Inventories

My client in Corpus Christi Texas is using Maptive.  Has anyone else used that tool?

Wendy McCaig
@wendy-mccaig
09/01/17 05:20:57PM
6 posts

Asset Maps


Asset Mapping & Gift Inventories

Great question James.  We have used both google maps and Batchgeo.  As you and others noted, this is not the ideal solution.  We also use a physical map with color coded sticky dots. It works well as a visual but not so good for actual organizing. We tend to resort to good old fashioned excell spreadsheets.  I have a client in Texas who has a very expensive software program that they claim will do what you are looking to do but it far exceeds my budget.  When I go to do training there later this year, I will check it out and report back. 
updated by @wendy-mccaig: 09/01/17 05:22:56PM
Wendy McCaig
@wendy-mccaig
09/01/17 04:18:07PM
6 posts

storytelling


ABCD - Getting Started/Challenges

We just recieved a grant for a story telling project we are calling "unsung heroes."  We are using a combination of audio recordings which we are collecting during our asset mapping process along with still photo's of the residents in phase one of the project.  Our goal is 30 interviews with long-time residents and we are sharing short 30-60 second snippets.  Then we are going to pick 6 "unsung heroes" and do a more involved interview that will end up being a professionally recorded oral history.  Then we are going to turn it all into a play and write a theme song that will be recorded in a local recording studio.  So, I can use your prayers and will be checking out all of the great resources named above.  We have never done anything like this and have no idea how it will turn out.  We did a tiny little pilot of just the audio/image videos (you can view them here: http://embracerichmond.org/wise-guides-listening-project/.   Oh yeah, forgot to mention, we are training youth in how to do the interviews and they are selecting the heroes.  So, lots of moving peices and parts but we are excited. 

Wendy McCaig
@wendy-mccaig
10/01/15 02:20:52PM
6 posts

What is your current ABCD context and what is your interest in connecting faith communities to ABCD?


ABCD and Faith Communities

Sharon,

I would like to gather the stories of how faith communities are engaging in ABCD work and what others have found to be most helpful in equipping congregations to do this work. Last year we developed a training for churches called "Mission Shift" and have taken about 100 church leaders through the process. We are now coaching 4 churches in how to shift their missions approach from relief to development. I would love to know if others are doing similar work and what they have found most helpful and most challenging.

Thank you for your response.

Wendy McCaig
@wendy-mccaig
07/09/15 12:27:21PM
6 posts

What is your current ABCD context and what is your interest in connecting faith communities to ABCD?


ABCD and Faith Communities

As a trained minister who works in the context of under-resourced communities, I have spent the past ten years trying to build pathways that lead to healthier engagement between church and community. I am hoping this forum will allow those of us who are connecting with faith communities through our ABCD efforts to share ideas and learn from one another.


updated by @wendy-mccaig: 10/25/16 01:05:46PM
Wendy McCaig
@wendy-mccaig
04/16/14 07:17:03PM
6 posts

ABCD and Entrepreneurial Enterprises


ABCD and Economic Development

Robert, I am considering doing something similar in my own context. I would love to know to know how your project is going.