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12 Key Principles for Creating Healthy Community Change (Part 1)

I’ve been playing again this week with the 12 Key Principles for Creating Healthy Community Change which is a resource put together by Nancy Margulies and Margaret Wheatley. The resource comes in the form of a DVD, poster and a series of cards. I particularly like the cards because they …

Some shorter documents worth a look

The Art of Powerful Questions; Catalyzing Insight, Innovation and Action by Eric E Vogt, Juanita Brown and David Isaacs A well framed question can transform a meeting, can overcome flagging moral and can be the doorway for those break-through creative solutions that we all long for in community work. More thoughts on why questions …

What is on my bookshelf

Building Communities from the Inside Out; A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets By John P. Kretzmann, John L. McKnight This is the original Asset Based Community Development manual … but it is a tome.  While it is the giant on whose shoulders many of the following have stood I …