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Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
09/10/20 11:44:51PM
94 posts

ABCD & the World - World's Biggest E-Book


Community News

Hi Ana,

I've added you to the mailing list and to Loomio, our communication platform!

You'll receive an email from me with a calendar invite and all the links you need for participation before our next call on the 23/23 September!

Looking forward to having you on board! :-)

Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
09/09/20 02:38:42AM
94 posts

ABCD & the World - World's Biggest E-Book


Community News

Hi Ana,

Sorry I only just saw this email!

What email address will I send the information to?

We are having our 2nd call tonight but we are meeting every 2 weeks so, you can join one next time!

Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
08/10/20 07:09:33PM
94 posts

ABCD & the World - World's Biggest E-Book


Community News

Following the success of the inaugural ABCD (un)Conference collaboration in July, the next audacious action of the ABCD & the World group is to co-create the world's best ABCD resource hub!

We currently have 48 people in the planning group and would welcome more! The current World Record for co-authors is 105 and we aim to beat that!

The description of the current planning group is, "This group aims to bring together asset-based community-led development (ABCD) practitioners and contributors from around the world to co-create the most comprehensive, global ABCD e-book in the hopes of also breaking the world record for most co-authors!"

Let us know if you are interested in being part of our fortnightly (every 2 weeks) calls, starting on the 26th August, 2020 AEST - email dee@jeder.com.au for more information or to be added to the upcoming call's list!

Yours in Community!

Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
03/17/20 03:07:25AM
94 posts

Asset Mapping software?


Asset Mapping & Gift Inventories

I'm still fairly confused...

My take from your message above:

"Asset management software, related to ABCD would be good to have" - agreed, this is what I understand this thread to be about - I was part of a meeting in India where a technology team were consulting with us about the assets of ABCD so they could develop an app that would show/highlight the areas of a neighbourhood where not only resources/networks were situated but also where things like piles of rubbish that needed a community-led response to clean up were located - they are still working on this, as far as I know...

"The data fields, that define the assets" - still doesn't tell me what a data field is?

"ABCD asset management" - I don't think I "manage" assets; or do you mean "manage" as in "how data is collected, looked after, stored etc"?

If the software you shared is Sahana Eden, I don't see how that aligns with asset-based community-led development, apart from mapping a static set of names, resources, locations etc - it does not seem very community-led, to me?

Project-open says it is an "end to end solution for the service industry" - also doesn't seem very community-led?

And, exelearning is about creating your own educational resources? - could be community-led if created with the community?

I'm aware of GitHub as a repository utilised by a colleague in NZ but haven't looked into it myself...

You said, "I'm looking to map assets on different levels for various projects as a tool" - what different levels? why are you mapping assets?

Thanks for your informative response!

Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
03/17/20 12:47:38AM
94 posts

Asset Mapping software?


Asset Mapping & Gift Inventories

I didn't think your question was asking about software applications? I thought it was asking about "what data fields define assets in ABCD"? 

I'm obviously not all over software and was trying to be helpful about what ABCD defines as assets - that's all...

Sorry if I have misunderstood your question about "data fields"...

So, please feel free to educate me on what data fields are; I'm very curious now!

Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
03/17/20 12:26:24AM
94 posts

Asset Mapping software?


Asset Mapping & Gift Inventories

Ok, Kenneth, I think we're talking about 2 very different "data fields"... you asked, "What are the specifications (data fields) that define Assets in ABCD?" and I was responding to that question... 

Assets, as defined by ABCD are the ones that are contained in the link I sent but to keep it straight and easy here:

Assets of ABCD:

- skills, talents, passions of individuals 

- community groups and networks (associations)

- government and non-gov services and orgs (institutions)

- physical assets (natural and built environment)

- economic assets (spending power of individuals, small businesses)

- stories, values, culture 

Potential elements (or areas) to map:

- individual

- community

- stakeholders and partners

- organisations

- systems

- ecology/bio-region

Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
03/13/20 12:27:35AM
94 posts

Asset Mapping software?


Asset Mapping & Gift Inventories

Unfortunately, that will be 3am for me... maybe I could offer a Doodle poll next time? I regularly host international calls and would be happy to support this so the southern hemisphere could be involved, too...

In response to Kenneth's question about the "data fields"... I believe asset mapping is, at the heart of it, about intent and purpose - we don't gather data for no reason or to tick a box!

Here's a link to a project I was part of in Jakarta, Indonesia where we identified 6 "elements" to potentially map, including the 6 assets of ABCD, which are noted in the "community mapping" element in this example: http://jeder.com.au/the-asset-mapping-atlas/  

Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
10/08/19 11:27:43PM
94 posts

Asset Mapping software?


Asset Mapping & Gift Inventories

Thanks so much for all this info, Dave! It's fabulous to re-visit the "brain" and see how you have been using it!

Have you written this up anywhere else? blog? article?

I think it could definitely benefit the e-conversations that are happening around online/virtual communities!

Dee...

Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
10/08/19 03:36:08PM
94 posts

Asset Mapping software?


Asset Mapping & Gift Inventories

Dave!

Wow! I would love to hear more! I haven't used Personal Brian since this post 8 years ago!

I have heard of a few trial apps being developed though...

Dee...

Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
10/01/19 05:07:51PM
94 posts

Experiences with training and articulating the value to community?


Training

Hi Matt,

What a great thread - thanks for all your wonderful input, too, Mac!

The workshops we offer are underpinned by our desire to build capacity efficiently and effectively and GET OUT OF THE WAY! We often host 2 day ABCD training that incorporates half a day of co-designing a community conversation which participants then facilitate the very next day whilst their new skills are fresh!

There's examples in the blogs on our website or you can also find some stories of practice and application of tools in our 78 page guidebook here: http://jeder.com.au/art-of-participatory-community-building/

Great conversation and I'll share it over to the FB group now!

Regards,

Dee...

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