John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
Community Dreams: The Power of Citizen Authority
For many years before Ronald Reagan’s administration, the Federal Government provided funds to Regional Health Planning Agencies. These agencies oversaw the area...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Updated a Blog:
A Conversation with John McKnight, Co-Founder of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute by Albert Dzur, National Civic Review
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...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
A Conversation with John McKnight, Co-Founder of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute by Albert Dzur, National Civic Review
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...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
In Search of the Tie That Binds
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...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
Embracing Deviance
One of the unfortunate results of assigning responsibility for marginal people to institutions and professionals is that citizens lose their capacity to incorporate...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
The Affinity Dilemma
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...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
The Dilemma of Meetings
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...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Updated a Blog:
The Problem With Problems
At a Kettering meeting with City Managers, I was struck by how universally the focus of relationships with community was “problems.” Certainly, problems are one way...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
The Problem With Problems
At a Kettering meeting with City Managers, I was struck by how universally the focus of relationships with community was “problems.” Certainly, problems are one way...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 10 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new blog:
A Guide for Government Officials Seeking to Promote Productive Citizen Participation
Some years ago I attended the annual Canadian Conference of Community Development Organizations. Several hundred groups were attending. The convener of the conference...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 10 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
A Guide to Identifying and Sharing a Neighborhood's Educational Assets with Young People by Julie Filapek and John McKnight
We have had an Education Workgroup for some time. It has involved 9 neighborhoods involved in identifying knowledge assets of local residents and connecting them with...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 11 months ago • comments: 0
Updated a Blog:
Asset-Based Community Development Methodology Insures an Evidence-Based Initiative
The asset-based research reported in "Building Community From The Inside Out" is an analysis based upon what may be the largest database ever collected of successful...
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