the5hs-downloadGifts I can give my community: A simple guide to discovering people’s gifts!

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The Key Principles of ABCD by Dee Brooks
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ABCD Institute – Tool Kit
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Place Making: before you make a place! By Fiona Miller

Placemaking is a multi-layered approach to the planning, design and organisation of public spaces. Placemaking focusses on the broad spectrum of all local community assets. It creates places and spaces that promote connection, good health and wellbeing and can bring Continue reading →

Community Development | Dee Brookes: Connect, Don’t Collect – The Art of Community Asset Mapping

Dee Brooks, Agitator, Blender and Chief Hugger of the Jeder Institute, provides a brief overview of Asset Mapping to truly mobilize communities. Please join the conversation around community development and the asset-based approach to community development, leave a comment and Continue reading →

5h’s to KTL

Based on the ABCD Institute’s “Head, Hand, Heart” activity, it encourages people to explore their hidden talents, skills and passions and explore how they can, or already do, share those with others.

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Tamarack – Top 100 Partners exercise

(Based on an exercise from the Tamarack Institute) Available in English and Bahasa. Continue reading →


Inclusion Takes Both Person-Centered and Community-Centered Work ABCD’s particular contribution to inclusion comes from its focus on the whole community rather than on individuals. Its goal is to grow the conviction that conviction. Through ABCD organizing. well-connected people build networks Continue reading →

How to Run an Open Space Event

If you are a control freak, you will hate organising an Open Space event! It involves a lot of trust that the process will work but at the same time I have never seen or heard of one not working. Continue reading →

The Drivers

What activates communities ? Asset maps can be developed around a specific topic or issue. For example, youth action, social innovation, homelessness, inclusive communities. Although, if mapping is not linked to action, there may not be movement. So what drives Continue reading →

Gifts I can give my community

A simple guide to discovering people’s gifts! The gifts of the head, hand and heart exercise can be adapted in many ways. Below are some ways that people have used the exercise although, feel free to be as creative as Continue reading →

Design for Wiser Action Tools

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