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When people care enough to act : ABCD in action

Author: Mike Green; John O'Brien; Henry Moore; Gordon Cunningham; John McKnight
Publisher: Toronto : Inclusion Press, 2009, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Green; John O'Brien; Henry Moore; Gordon Cunningham; John McKnight
ISBN: 9781895418743 1895418747
OCLC Number: 434080357
Notes: On cover: Asset based community development.
Companion DVD: ABCD in action.
Description: 198 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Community partnerships that work --
From helping communities to helping communities help themselves --
Asset based community development --
What to do on Monday morning --
Building the road as you walk it: Guiding Principles, Not Recipes --
The Transformation of King Henry / by Henry Moore --
Finding and Mobilizing Assets In your community --
Map assets, not needs --
Discover assets by building relationships --
Keep citizens at the center --
Mobilize the building blocks of community --
Types of voluntary community associations --
Working gifts and waiting gifts / by Henry Moore --
Stone Soup / by Henry Moore --
Beyond welfare: Money, meaning and friends / by Susan Rans --
If it's rats, it's rats! / by Henry Moore --
The song of community: What people care about enough to act --
People in every community care about something --
Learning conversations --
Connector leaders --
Listening --
Inside and out / by Mike Mather --
Reflections from one Australian's abcd journey / by Ted Smeaton --
This work takes time / by Henry Moore --
People and programs both are necessary for a strong community --
Two tools --
The geometrylLesson --
A new balance for community problem solving --
Agencies lead by stepping back --
How NOT to connect people and programs / by John L. McKnight --
Programs and people: agencies can invest in both --
Being a champion for change --
Regular people can do amazing things / by Christine Soto --
Organizing an ABCD community partnership --
What is an abcd community partnership --
Community organizing --
Steps to organize an abcd community partnership --
The initiating group --
Hire and develop an abcd community organizer --
Quality standards for organizers --
Build through learning conversations --
Discover a good organizing issue through learning conversations --
Organize a community partnership to act on the issue --
Reflections from a dedicated triangle shape shifter / Dan Duncan --
Miss Mary's walkers / Henry Moore --
From mapping to mobilizing --
Getting started --
Types of assets to map --
Motivation to act --
Find and activate relationship networks --
Identify an opportunity for contribution that makes sense --
Capacity is the point / Beth Mount --
Building the bridge from client to citizen --
Inclusion: A better way --
Seeing with citizen's eyes --
Inclusion takes both person-centered and community-centered work --
Organizing from the conviction that "There Is nobody we don't need" --
Ten Commandments for involving young people / Jody Kretzmann --
When connection Is the point --
Harmonizing the four elements of a human support system and finding the next steps --
The connector-organizer --
ABCD and inclusion --
The evolution of helping / Terry Pickett --
Communities changing the course of their own development / by Gord Cunningham --
Grantmaking to support active citizens / Janis Foster --
My path as an ABCD organizer --
Appendix A: Regenerating community: The recovery of a space for citizens / John L. McKnight --
Appendix B: Community building in Freemont / Lynn Ross & Henry Moore --
Resources --
Asset Based Community Development (abcd) --
Abcd for inclusion --
Community organizing --
New kinds of organizing and social learning.
Other Titles: ABCD in action.
Responsibility: Mike Green with Henry Moore & John O'Brien ; foreword by John L. McKnight ; reflections by Gord Cunnningham [i.e. Gord Cunningham] [and others].

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