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Community Dreams: The Power of Citizen Authority
By John L. McKnight, 2019-12-03
For many years before Ronald Reagan’s administration, the Federal Government provided funds to Regional Health Planning Agencies. These agencies oversaw the area health planning focusing on...
A Conversation with John McKnight, Co-Founder of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute by Albert Dzur, National Civic Review
By John L. McKnight, 2019-11-12
In his teachings and writings, John McKnight, co-founder and co-director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at DePaul University, has echoed Alexis de Tocqueville’s appreciation...
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...
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...
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