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Discovering Community Power

Community Development, Publications, ABCD

"Discovering Community Power: A Guide to Mobilizing Local Assests and Your Organization's Capacity" was designed to introduce a series of questions and resources to guide reflections on how any organization can:

  1. Strengthen its own organization by enhancing connections with the community's assests
  2. Strengthen the community by investing in the community's assets
  3. Strengthen current and future community based projects, activities, and proposals
John McKnight

By John McKnight

John McKnight is a founder and co-director of Asset-Based Community Development Institute, whose graduates -- including both Michelle and Barack Obama -- continue to have impact strengthening communities and neighbourhoods around the world. In 2013, John was awarded an Honourary Docorate from the University of Waterloo in recognition of his innovative work. For three decades John has researched social service delivery systems, health policy, community organizations and neighbourhood policy. He is the author of The Careless Society and co-author of Building Communities from the Inside Out and The Abundant Community. John serves on the Boards of several national organizations that support neighbourhood development and he remains tireless in his recognition and championing of citizens -- and their capacity to care for one another -- as an essential resource in the work of building better communities and neighbourhoods.

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