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Asset Based Community DevelopmentSlide2
Overview of Module
Introduce asset-based community development (ABCD
Discuss the four areas that are part of the ABCD process.
Link the ABCD process to the seven community capitals
Identify regional assets & barriersSlide3
Do we even know what we have?
Do we know what to do with what we have?Slide4
Let’s Start with PeopleHuman InfrastructureSlide6
Assets of People
The Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD ) Approach: Uncovers hidden talents and skills of people in your region.Identifies people in key positions with access to important resources.Taps the skills/talents of citizens who can helpSlide7
Tools to Uncover Hidden Assets of Individuals
Capacity Inventory of Individuals
Community Participation and Leadership InventorySlide8
Summary of “People” Tools
Specific ToolWhat It DoesWhy It’s ImportantCapacity Inventory of IndividualsZeroes in on the skills people have developedFinds people with the skills needed to get projects and programs implementedCommunity Participation and Leadership InventoryFinds emerging leaders and uncovers the leadership potential in the region.Expands leadership and broadens the number of people working on regional goals.
The Next Asset Mapping Area
Rely on regular or occasional volunteersHave few, if any, paid staffHave autonomy from the stateAre self-governed by a board of unpaid individuals (usually)Tend to be not-for-profit organizationsProvide a benefit or service to non-members
The Third Arena of AssetsSlide12
Formal organizations that:Provide programs, facilities and services to meet needs of residents.Carrying out functions vital to long-term community sustainability.Influence the vitality of the region by their presence and strength
Source: Etzen and Baca-Zinn, 2001; Sparknotes.com, 2006
Local Formal InstitutionsSlide13
Local Institutions Key toEconomic Development
Uncovering Assets of VoluntaryAssociations & Local Formal Institutions
Challenge: How to identify the relevant assets and resources of voluntary groups and community institutions?Solution: Inventory of Voluntary Associations and Local Formal InstitutionsSlide15
Mission or purposePhysical locationNumber of members and/or employeesCurrent & planned activities or programsPartnering organizations
UNCOVERING YOUR REGIONAL TEAM’S ORGANIZATIONAL ASSETSSlide17
The Fourth Area of Assets
Physical ResourcesNatural & Human-Made
Water and land-related amenities
Vacant and underutilized buildings
Historical & cultural sites; museums
Recreational facilities; parks
Educational centers; health facilities
Roads & transportation systemsSlide19
The Community capitals framework
Sources: Flora & Flora (2008); Jacobs (2007)Slide20
The Seven Community Capitals
A Vibrant RegionSlide21
Defining the Capitals
uality & quantity of natural & environmental resources.
norms, beliefs & traditions; includes historic material goods
& skills of residents; learning opportunities, programs to build local leadership.
among people & organizations; links inside & outside of region.
to influence & enforce rules and regulations. Access to influential people in govt. positions; level of citizen engagement.
Financial resources available for development efforts.
of the region – facilities, services, physical structures.Slide22
Linking Asset Mapping & CommunityCapitals A Comprehensive Approach to Discovering the Assets to Support Regional Goals
The Asset Mapping Arenas
The Community CapitalsSlide23
Exploring Possible Barriers:The Other Dimension to Consider
Are there forces at play that might impede your efforts to achieve your regional goals?
Factors within the region?
Factors outside the region?
How can we identify these possible barriers?Slide24
Adding Barriers to the Template
Adding a column to identify barriersSlide25
Keep in Mind . . .
As you identify key voluntary associations and formal institutions
Interview leaders & members of the organizations
Collect pertinent information using the “Inventory to Voluntary Associations and Local Institutions”
Link the activities/interests of these groups with your regional goals and activitiesSlide26
Difference between Asset Mapping and ABCDSlide27
Definition of Asset Mapping
" is derived from an "asset-based" approach to community development, and refers to a range of approaches that work from the principle that a community can be built only by focusing on the strengths and capacities of the citizens and associations that call a neighborhood, community or county "home".Slide28
Asset Based CD model
The Asset Based CD model says – we are citizens (someone that contributes to the community)
We can all make a contribution
Community can take pride in itself
Local relationships are important and improved
We are the answer
We are equal with others – we work togetherSlide29
“Asset based community development is a powerful approach focused on discovering and
the resources that are already present in a community. It provides a way for citizens to find and
what they have in order to build a stronger community” (Green, Moore, & O’Brien, 2006)Slide30
Exploring the difference between the impacts of asset mapping and ABCD
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