Marie Michael Library
ABCD online course, September 21 – November 5, 2020
Week 2: What do we mean by ‘asset-based’ and ‘citizen-led’ development?
- McKnight, J. (2018). A history of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute: Unintentionally creating a movement. ABCD Institute. (320K pdf)
- TEDGlobal. (2009). Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story [Video]. (18:49 min.)
- Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre. (2019). Circles of support and change project.
- Appreciative interviews (AI): Discovering and building on the root causes of success. (n.d.). Liberating Structures.
- As You Open Your Eyes provides six short films presenting different stories of community change.
- Waste time: Saparua Island, Indonesia features a group of community members who come together to find creative solutions to reduce, reuse and process waste.
- The match of our lives: Poste Lafayette, Mauritius: Life is not easy for the people in Poste Lafayette. Alcoholism, drug abuse and violence are present and children are often not safe. This film explores a path away from these dangers.
- Dancing jajas: Entebbe, Uganda: The jajas, the older persons, have adopted a process that puts ownership of issues and solutions in their hands and helps them to realise their strengths and respond to concerns. Older persons contribute to their own wellbeing and that of their community.
- Dare: Arviere en Valromey, France: Eco-friendly housing.
- Ashoka. (2015, May 7). Ashoka fellow Trabian Shorters: Changing the narrative about black men [Video]. Youtube. (3:07 min.)
- Blackshaw, A. (2020, September 11). Crime…..I think we’ve got it wrong. Herding Together.
- Collins, C. (2014, October 16). ABCD animation [Video]. Youtube. (5:30 min.)
- Mayor’s Press Office. (2020, August 20). Mayor Lightfoot and CPD expand neighborhood policing initiative to three more districts [Press release].
- McKnight, J. (n.d.). The problem with problems (learning one). JohnMcKnight.org.
- Stuart, G. (2016, August 23). Seven principles for a strengths-based approach to working with groups. Sustaining Community.
Week 3: ABCD in Action
- Hearts & Hands – L’Arche Antigonish. (2017, January 18). What is Hearts & Hands? [Video]. Youtube. (5:18 min.)
- L’Arche International. (n.d.). Web series #AsIAm [Playlist]. Youtube.
- World Agroforestry. (2017, March 26). Trees on farms: Transforming lives through sustainable agriculture [Video]. Youtube. (10:29 min.)
- World Agroforestry. (2017, March 26). Women in agroforestry for improved livelihoods [Video]. Youtube. (8:32 min.)
- World Agroforestry. (2017, March 26). Youth empowerment through agroforestry [Video]. Youtube. (12:26 min.)
- World Agroforestry. (2017, August 27). Accelerating adoption of agroforestry in western Kenya [Video]. Youtube. (7:07 min.)
- The Community Assets for Education (CAFÉ) Institute is an Alberta-based, charitable non-profit society. Our work helps communities connect in support of learning.
- Coady Institute. (2020). Putting smallholder producers at the center of the value chain.
- Jeder Institute. (2020). Co-creating our Future Stories of Hope & Action (un)Conference [Playlist]. Youtube.
- McKnight, J. (n.d.). Being seen: Turning America downside up. JohnMcKnight.org.
- McKnight.J. (n.d.). It doesn’t take a village to raise a modern child: The economic, political and cultural socialization of young Americans (learning twenty-two). JohnMcKnight.org.
- McKnight. J. (n.d.). A guide to government empowerment of local citizens and their associations (learning twenty-one). JohnMcKnight.org.
- Mount Saint Vincent University. (2020). Disability and global development.
- NYU. (2020, September 16). An asset-based approach to education: What it is and why it matters.
- Smiley, M. (2017, March 20). This PSA for World Down Syndrome Day humorously redefines what ‘special needs’ are. The Drum.
- Stuart, G. (2013, February 26). ABCD in Ethiopia. Sustaining Community.
- Stuart, G. (2013, March 14). Asset-based community-driven development in Ethiopia. Sustaining Community.
- Write This Down. (n.d.). From clients to citizens: Learning from ABCD in Ethiopia [Video]. Vimeo.
Week 4: Tools And Methods For ABCD
- Compendium of methods and tools for ABCD facilitation. (2012). Compiled by B. Peters. (4.25 Mb pdf)
This document was compiled out of an ABCD Training of Trainers course offered by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (South Africa) and Coady Institute.
- Corrigan, C. (2016). The chaordic stepping stones: A planning tool for designing participatory processes. (481K pdf)
- Fuchs, L. E., Kipkorir, L., Apondi, V. A., & Orero, L. (2020). ABCD at a glance: The approach, process and tools. World Agroforestry.
- Herding Together. (2020, September 21). Joe’s story – learning conversations [Video]. Youtube. (2:32 min.)
- Jeder Institute. (2020, April 22). ABCD organisational mapping tools with Michelle Dunscombe 17 Apr 2020 [Video]. Youtube. (18:00 min.)
- ABCD Institute. (2020). Tool kit. A collection of tools from ABCD faculty members, individuals and organizations that embody the principles of ABCD in their work.
- Brooks, D., & Dunscombe, M. (2020). Participatory community building guidebook: Building community capacity. Jeder Institute.
- The Constellation. (2020). The Community Life Competence Process (CLCP) and SALT.
- Design for the Commons. (2020). Design for the commons: A toolkit for beautifully intelligent neighborhoods (1st ed.).
- Fuchs, L. E., Kipkorir, L., Apondi, V. A., & Orero, L. (2020). Facilitating an asset-based community-driven (ABCD) approach for holistic community development: A manual for community organising. World Agroforestry.
- Herding Together. (2020, September 15). Asset mapping: What is it? [Video]. Youtube. (4:09 min.)
- Herding Together, 2020, August 31). How to organise a neighbourhood get together [Video]. Youtube. (2:32 min.)
- Jeder Institute. (2020). Category archives: Tools.
- McKnight, J. (n.d.). Differentiating the functions of institutions and associations: A geometry lesson (learning thirteen). John L. McKnight.
- McKnight, J. (n.d.). The power of proliferating associations (learning sixteen). John L. McKnight.
Week 5: Challenges And Opportunities For ABCD Approaches
- Coadyabcd. (2010, February 23). Tim Brodhead [Video]. Youtube. (10:50 min.)
- Duncan, D. (2016). The components of effective collective impact. Clear Impact. (1.38 Mb pdf)
- Hunter, B. (2014, November 24). The dance of deception. McConnell Foundation.
Week 6: The Great Debate
- Burkett, I. (2011). Appreciating assets: A new report from the International Association for Community Development (IACD). Community Development Journal, 46(4), 573-578. https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsr054 (StFX only)
- Cahill, A. (2008). Power over, power to, power with: Shifting perceptions of power for local economic development in the Philippines. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 49(3), 294-304. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8373.2008.00378.x (StFX only)
- Diers, J. (2018, March 12). Social justice is not as easy as ABCD. Neighbor Power Blog.
- MacLeod, M. A., & Emejulu, A. (2014). Neoliberalism with a community face? A critical analysis of asset-based community development in Scotland. Journal of Community Practice, 22(4), 430-450. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2014.959147 (StFX only)
- Russell, C. (2016, October 5). Neoliberalism with a community face?: A critical analysis of asset-based community development in Scotland?. Nurture Development.
- Unite for Sight. (n.d.). Module 8: Critiques of ABCD. In How “development” is done: The ABCD approach [MOOC].
Week 7: The “Monday Morning Question”
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. (n.d.). What? So what? Now what? model. University of Connecticut. Adapted from: Rolfe, G., Freshwater, D., Jasper, M. (2001). Critical reflection in nursing and the helping professions: A user’s guide. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Coady Institute. (2020). Stories of ABCD.
- Duncan, D. (n.d.). ABCD toolkit: Community building principles and action steps. H. Daniels Consulting. (455K pdf)
- Duncan, D. (n.d.). ABCD toolkit: Three questions for effective strategy development. H. Daniels Consulting. (458K pdf)
- Green, M. (n.d.). ABCD into action. ABCD Institute. (289K pdf)
- GroupMap. (2020). SOAR analysis. A strategic planning technique which helps organizations focus on their strengths and opportunities, and create a vision of future aspirations and the result they will bring.
- Inspiring Communities. (n.d.). The quadrants of change framework.
- Jeder Institute. (n.d.). Design for wiser action tools.
- Martinez, H. (2017, February 12). Appreciative inquiry: The integration of visuals and appreciative inquiry for organizational change. (9.43 Mb pdf)
- McKnight, J. (n.d.). A neighborhood impact statement: Changing the burden of proof (learning eight). JohnMcKnight.org.
- Nurture Development. (2018). Asset based community development (ABCD).
- Russell, C. (n.d.). Asset-based community development: At a glance. Vibrant Communities & Tamarack Institute. (376K pdf)
- An asset-based approach to community development: A manual for village organizers. (n.d.). Coady Institute. (3.43 Mb pdf)
- Coady Institute. (2012). Indigenous Women in Community Leadership case studies. Publications and videos available.
- Coady Institute. (2015). Producer-led value chain analysis: The missing link in value chain development: a facilitator’s guide (Innovation series no. 1b). Coady Institute. (2.53 Mb pdf)
- Coady Institute. (2016). By their own hands [Video]. (21:56 min.)
- Coady Institute. (2020, April 21). A Coady conversation with Karri-Lynn: Indigenous women in community leadership [Video]. Youtube. (7:11 min.)
- Cunningham, G. (2005). The Jambi Kiwa story: Mobilizing assets for community development. Coady Institute. (9.54 Mb pdf)
- Cunningham, G. (2010). Community economic literacy and the “leaky bucket” (Occasional paper no. 9). Coady Institute. (1.85 Mb pdf)
- Digital Leaky Bucket, the online version of the tool is available for download.
- Cunningham, G. & Fiander, K. (2009). By their own hands: 200 years of building community in St. Andrews, Nova Scotia (Occasional paper no. 7). Coady Institute. (504K pdf)
- El Hadidy, W., Mathie, A., Cunningham, G., Said, L. & Foster, M. (2005). Asset-based development: Success stories from Egyptian communities: a manual for practitioners. Center for Development Services. (720K pdf)
- Fugere, R. (2001). Future directions for development non-governmental organizations (Occasional paper no. 3). Coady Institute. (485K pdf)
- Ghore, Y. (2015). Producer-led value chain analysis: The missing link in value chain development: a tool for effective engagement of small producers. Coady Institute. (1.72 Mb pdf)
- Landry, J., & Peters, B. (2018). Assets on the right(s) track? Reflections at the intersection of human rights-based approaches and asset-based and citizen-led development (Innovation series no. 19). Coady Institute. (1.92 Mb pdf)
- MacDonald, J. (2006). Village development committees for representative and responsive rural governance: Case studies from the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Jeevika Livelihood Project (Occasional paper no. 6). Coady Institute. (727K pdf)
- Mahomed, H. & Peters, B. (2011). The story behind the well: A case study of successful community development in Makutano, Kenya. Global Fund for Community Foundations. (1.81 Mb pdf)
- Mathie, A. (2006, June). Does ABCD deliver on social justice? Panel discussion for the International Association of Community Development, CIVICUS conference, Glasgow. (259K pdf)
- Mathie, A., Cameron, J., & Gibson, K. (2017). Asset-based and citizen-led development: Using a diffracted power lens to analyze the possibilities and challenges. Progress in Development Studies, 17(1), 54-66. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464993416674302 (StFX only)
- Mathie, A. & Cunningham, G. (2002). From clients to citizens: Asset-based community development as a strategy for community driven development (Occasional paper no. 4). Coady Institute. (576K pdf)
- Mathie, A. & Cunningham, G. (2003). From clients to citizens: Asset-based community development as a strategy for community-driven development. Development in Practice, 13(5), 474-486. https://doi.org/10.1080/0961452032000125857 (StFX only)
- Mathie, A. & Cunningham, G. (2005). Who is driving development? Reflections on the transformative potential of asset-based community development (Occasional paper no. 5). Coady Institute. (503K pdf)
- Mathie, A. & Cunningham, G. (2008). From clients to citizens: Communities changing the course of their own development [eBook edition]. Practical Action. (StFX only)
- Participatory monitoring and evaluation: A manual for village organizers. (2005). Coady Institute. (3.41 Mb pdf)
- Peters, B. (2014). Investing in community-driven development: The case of the Woodford library. Coady Institute. (1.96 Mb pdf)
- Peters, B. (2010). Per diems: To pay or not to pay? That is the question. Strategies. Coady Institute. (557K pdf)
- Peters, B., Gonsamo, M., Molla, S., & Mathie, A. (2009). Applying an asset-based community development approach in Ethiopia: Mid-term evaluation report summary. Coady Institute. (4.37 Mb pdf)
- Peters, B., Gonsamo, M. & Molla, S. (2011). Capturing unpredictable and intangible change: Evaluating an asset-based community development (ABCD) approach in Ethiopia (Occasional paper no. 10). Coady Institute. (8.51 Mb pdf)
Readings and presentations from the forum: “From Clients to Citizens: Deepening the Practice of Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development,” hosted by the Coady International Institute and co-sponsored by the ABCD Institute, July 7-10, 2009.
- Cunningham, G. (2009). Lessons learned from case studies in From clients to citizens: Communities changing the course of their own development. (23K pdf) Video: Part 1, Part 2
- Fernandez, A. (2009). From clients to clients to citizens. (88K pdf) Video: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
- Kenyon, P. (2009). ABCD: Some lessons from down under. (13 Mb pdf) Video: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
- Kretzmann, J. (2009). The deepening of ABCD geographically, individually and institutionally. (45K pdf) Video: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
- Mathie, A. & Puntenney, D. (Eds.). (2009). From clients to citizens: Deepening the practice of asset-based and citizen-led development: conversations from the ABCD forum, July 8-10, 2009. Coady International Institute. (1.19 Mb pdf)
- McKnight, J. (2009). Reflections on 40 years of asset-based community development. (23K pdf) Video: Part 1, Part 2.
Government and Donor Perspectives on ABCD
- Beatriz Battistella Nadas, City Hall of Curitiba, Health Secretariat, Brazil, (2009). Video
- Tim Brodhead, McConnell Foundation, Canada, (2009). Video
- Tom Dewar, Aspen Institute, USA, (2009). Video
- Jim Diers, City of Seattle, USA, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2, and Presentation. (8.36 Mb pdf)
- Janis Foster, Grassroots Grantmakers, USA, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2.
- Katherine Gibson, Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy, University of Western Sydney, Australia, (2009). Video
- Andy Gordon, University of Washington, USA, (2009). Video
- Sebastian Mathews, Greater Rustenburg Foundation, South Africa, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2, and Presentation. (349K pdf)
- Anselmo Mercado, South East Asia Rural Social Leadership Institute (SEARSOLIN), Philippines, (2009). Video
Global Political Openings for ABCD
- Chris Bryant, Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development, Canada, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
- Brian Hanson, Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, USA, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2.
- Naresh Singh, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canada, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2.
- Dang Kim Son, Institute of Policy and Strategy of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam, (2009). Video
Other Presentations from the Forum
- Duncan, D. (2009). The ABCD model: How to unlock gifts in a community and organization [Powerpoint presentation]. (474K pdf)
- Guri, B. (2009). COMPAS Africa: Comparing and supporting endogenous development [Powerpoint presentation]. (1.73 Mb pdf)
- Guri, B. (2009). Development from the inside out: The case of the Tanchara project in northern Ghana. (32K pdf)
- Macoloo, C. (2009). Mobilizing assets for self development: From merry-go-rounds to savings and credit organizations. (34K pdf)
- Patkar, S. (2009). Appreciative inquiry with organisations of the poor [Powerpoint presentation]. (446K pdf)
- Patkar, S. (2009). Reflections on appreciative inquiry [Powerpoint presentation]. (50K pdf)
- Vinh, N. D. (2009). Rural Community Development Center [Powerpoint presentation]. (1 Mb pdf)
ABCD and Community Driven Development Resources
- ABCD Institute publications available for download.
- Hopes, K., McKnight, J., & Lawrence, H. (2015). Asset based neighborhood organizing: The method of the Abundant Community Initiative in Edmonton, Canada. ABCD Institute. (3.76 Mb pdf)
- Kretzmann, J., et al. (1997). A guide to capacity inventories: Mobilizing the community skills of local residents. ABCD Institute. (643K pdf)
- Kretzmann, J., & McKnight, J. (1993). Building communities from the inside out: A path toward finding and mobilizing a community’s assets. ABCD Institute.
- Kretzmann, J., & McKnight, J. (2005). Discovering community power: A guide to mobilizing local assets and your organization’s capacity. ABCD Institute. (2.06 Mb pdf)
- McKnight, J. (2013). A study of the community benefits provided by local associations: 2011-2012. ABCD Institute. (804K pdf)
- McKnight, J. (2016). An educating neighborhood: How neighbors create “A village that raises their children”. ABCD Institute. (16.9 Mb pdf)
- McKnight, J. (2018). A history of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute: Unintentionally creating a movement. ABCD Institute. (320K pdf)
- Puntenney, D. (2000). A guide to building sustainable organizations from the inside out: An organizational capacity building toolbox from the Chicago Foundation for Women. ABCD Institute. (812K pdf)
- Puntenney, D., Kretzmann, J., & McKnight, J. (1996). A guide to mapping local business assets and mobilizing local business capacities. ABCD Institute. (795K pdf)
- Puntenney, D., Kretzmann, J., & McKnight, J. (1998). A guide to creating a neighborhood information exchange: Building communities by connecting local skills and knowledge. ABCD Institute. (780K pdf)
- Rans, S. & Green, M. (2005). Hidden treasures: Building community connections by engaging the gifts of people on welfare, people with disabilities, people with mental illness, older adults and young people. ABCD Institute. (424K pdf) Accompanying toolbox. (382K pdf)
- Snow, L. K., & Ukaegbu, U. (2001). Community transformation: Turning threats into opportunities. ABCD Institute. (3.04 Mb pdf)
- Training videos developed by the ABCD Institute.
- Bergdall, T. (2012). Facilitating asset based community development. (195K pdf)
- Bergdall, T. (2003). Reflections on the catalytic role of an outsider in ‘asset based community development’ (ABCD). (101K pdf)
- Coady Institute. (2013). ‘If change should come, we should bring it’: Stories of citizen-led development in Haiti. (2.23 Mb pdf)
- CLE Haiti. (2013). CLE LaMontay: Rural youth leadership case study: La Montay [Video]. Youtube. (6:33 min.)
- CLE Haiti. (2013). CLE women’s rural leadership case study: KOFAR [Video]. Youtube. (5:18 min.)
- CLE Haiti. (2013). CLE collaborative community and local government leadership case study: San Yago [Video]. Youtube. (5:04 min.)
- CLE Haiti. (2014). CLE urban youth leadership case study: Soley Lévé [Video]. Youtube. (5:27 min.)
- CLE Haiti. (2013). CLE rural community leadership case study: Bailly [Video]. Youtube. (5:18 min.)
- Diacon, D., & Guimaraes, S. (2003). Agents rather than patients: Realizing the potential for asset-based community development. Building and Social Housing Foundation. (388K pdf)
- Foot, J., & Hopkins, T. (2010). A glass half-full: How an asset approach can improve community health and well-being. IDeA. (644K pdf)
- Fuller, T., Guy, D., & Pletsch, C. (n.d.). Asset mapping: A handbook. (336K pdf)
- Kretzmann, J. P., & Rans, S. (2005). The engaged library: Chicago stories of community building. Urban Libraries Council. (1.51 Mb pdf)
- Mathie, A., & Gaventa, J. (2015). Citizen-led innovation for a new economy [eBook edition]. Practical Action. (StFX only)
- Stuart, G. (2016, April 11). A reading list on ABCD (over 100 resources). Sustaining Community.
Access to Assets: Issues of Power
- Aubel, J. (2006). Grandmothers promote maternal and child health: The role of indigenous knowledge systems’ managers (IK Notes no. 89). Knowledge and Learning Center. (213K pdf)
- Institute of Development Studies. (2001). Cutting edge pack: Gender and participation. IDS.
- Powercube.net is a project led by John Gaventa and Jethro Pettit. It is coordinated by IDS.
- Appreciative Inquiry Commons contains resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the discipline of positive change.
- Ashford, G. & Patkar, S. (2001). The positive path: Using appreciative inquiry in rural Indian communities. IISD.
- McNamara, C. (n.d.). Appreciative Inquiry. Free Management Library.
- Peace Corps. (2003). Module 2: Empowering people and strengthening organizations through asset-based approaches. Peace Corps. (340K pdf)
- Community Tool Box provides step-by-step guidance in community-building skills.
- INTRAC (International NGO Training and Research Centre)
- Lifequest2010. (2010). Building belonging, session 1, part A [Video]. Youtube. (6:36 min.)
- Organisation and capacity building publications from International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC).
- Organization Development Network (ODNet), an international association whose members practice organization development as an applied behavioural science.
Community Economic Development
- MacAulay, S. (2001). The community economic development tradition in eastern Nova Scotia, Canada: Ideological continuities and discontinuities between the Antigonish Movement and the family of community development corporation. Community Development Journal, 36(2), 111-121. https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/36.2.111 (StFX only)
- Marschke, M. & Nong, K. (2003). Adaptive co-management: Lessons from coastal Cambodia. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 24(3), 369-383. https://doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2003.9668927 (StFX only)
- Sacks, J. (2002). The money trail: Measuring your impact on the local economy using LM3. New Economics Foundation. (1.3 Mb pdf)
NGOs, Government, and the Private Sector
- Commission on the Private Sector & Development. (2004). Engaging the private sector in development. In the Commission’s report, Unleashing entrepreneurship: Making business work for the poor (pp. 29-36). (2.24 Mb pdf)
- Dhanarajan, S. & Fowler, P. (2008). Business and the Millennium Development Goals. Oxfam GB.
- Fowler, A. (2000). Civil society, NGDOs and social development: Changing the rules of the game (Geneva 2000 occasional paper no. 1). UNRISD.
- Kaplan, A. (2000). Capacity building: Shifting the paradigms of practice. Development in Practice, 10(3-4), 517-526. (StFX only)
- The NGO Café, contains resources for managing an NGO.
- Private sector and markets resources from Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
- Schunk, J. (2003). Viewpoint: The role of the external practitioner. Development in Practice, 13(4), 377-380. (StFX only)
- Synergos Institute addresses poverty and social injustice by supporting leaders so they can change the systems that keep people in poverty.
Participatory Development and Methodologies
- Acharya, A., Gurza Lavalle, A., & Houtzager, P. P. (2004). Civil society representation in the participatory budget and deliberative councils of Sao Paulo, Brazil. IDS Bulletin, 35(2), 40-48. (531K pdf)
- Berner, E. & Phillips, B. (2005). Left to their own devices? Community self-help between alternative development and neo-liberalism. Community Development Journal, 40(1), 17-29. https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsi003 (StFX only)
- Cornwall, A. (2003). Whose voices? Whose choices? Reflections on gender and participatory development. World Development, 31(8), 1325-1342. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0305-750X(03)00086-X (StFX only)
- Cornwall, A. & Gaventa, J. (2000). From users and choosers to makers and shapers: Repositioning participation in social policy. IDS Bulletin, 31(4), 50-62.
- Gaventa, J. (2004). Towards participatory local governance: Assessing the transformative possibilities. In S. Hickey & G. Mohan (Eds.), Participation: From tyranny to transformation (pp. 25-41). Zed Books.
- International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. (1998). Participatory methods in community-based coastal resource management. IIRR.
- McNeely, J., Aiyetoro, S. & Bowsher, P. (1999). The paths to leadership in community change: A review of leadership development models in the Rebuilding Communities Initiative. The Annie E. Casey Foundation.
- Uphoff, N. (1998). Learning about and for participation: From theoretical and empirical studies to practical experience, and back to theory. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 19(3), 439-460. https://doi.org/10.1080/02255189.1998.9669764 (StFX only)
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Dart, J. & Davies, R. (2003). A dialogical, story-based evaluation tool: The Most Significant Change technique. American Journal of Evaluation, 24(2), 137-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1098-2140(03)00024-9 (StFX only)
- Davies, R. & Dart, J. (2005). The ‘most significant change’ (MSC) technique: A guide to its use. (1.23 Mb pdf)
- Guijt, I. & Gaventa, J. (1998). Participatory monitoring & evaluation: Learning from change (Policy briefing no. 12). IDS. (138K pdf)
- Pollock, L. & Barry, P. (2003). Planning handbook. Local Initiatives Support Corporation. (6.04 Mb pdf)
- Bank of Ideas. (n.d.). 137 community projects that build social capital. (110K pdf)
- Bank of Ideas. (n.d.). 158 things I can do to build social capital in my community. (86K pdf)
- Bank of Ideas. (n.d.). 50 phrases to kill ideas and stifle creative thinking. Reprinted from Management SA, (1995). (42K pdf)
- Bank of Ideas. (2010). 10 key community development beliefs. (54K pdf)
- Barefoot Collective. (2009). The barefoot guide to working with organisations and social change. Book is available for download in several languages.
- Brocklesby, M. A. & Fisher, E. (2003). Community development in sustainable livelihoods approaches: An introduction. Community Development Journal, 38(3), 185-198. https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/38.3.185 (StFX only)
- Brodhead, T. (2011). Reflections on philanthropy and society: The speeches of Tim Brodhead. The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation.
- IDS Bulletin, open access journal published by the Institute of Development Studies.
- Sustainable livelihoods guidance sheets. (1999). DFID.
- Tobias, T. N. (2000). Chief Kerry’s moose: A guidebook to land use and occupancy mapping, research design and data collection. Union of BC Indian Chiefs. (2.05 Mb pdf)
- Wilkinson-Maposa, S., Fowler, A., Oliver-Evans, C., & Mulenga, C. (2005). The poor philanthropist: How and why the poor help each other. Southern Africa-United States Centre for Leadership and Public Values. (427K pdf) (Library has hard copy: 361.70968 W659p)
- 4-H empowers young people with the skills to lead through hands-on learning.
- ABCD in Action is a global community where we can explore together how to apply the principles and practices of ABCD.
- L’Arche International creates communities with a culture of shared lives between people with and without intellectual disabilities, working together to build a more human society.
- Aspen Institute distills lessons about how to revitalize neighborhoods and helps develop strategies for promoting vibrant, racially-equitable communities.
- Bank of IDEAS, initiatives for the development of enterprising actions and strategies.
- CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen participation.
- Community Development Resource Association encourages development practice among people and organizations working toward social transformation that benefits the poor and marginalized.
- Good News Network provides an alternative to the barrage of negativity experienced in the mainstream media.
- Holistic Management International, works for land management and renewal practices.
- Ikhala Trust supports community-led initiatives in the Eastern Cape of South Africa by building relationships, enhancing capacity and facilitating access to funds.
- Inspiring Communities grows the understanding and practice of community-led development and promotes the difference it makes in Aotearoa, NZ.
- Institute for Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications.
- International Association for Community Development (IACD) is a network of practitioners and activists working towards social justice through community development approaches.
- International Development Enterprises (IDE), a non-profit organization concerned with rural poverty in the world’s least developed countries.
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy research organization working at the interface between development and environment.
- International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications.
- Jeder Institute creates positive change for individuals and communities by bringing people together to realize their full potential, build on their existing networks and community strengths and to empower individual’s choice and control.
- Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
- Kabarole Research and Resource Centre is a Ugandan organization with a commitment to understanding the measures and drivers of poverty and its solutions.
- New Economics Foundation (NEF) inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being.
- Nurture Development supports communities to reduce institutionalization and increase interdependency in community life.
- Oxfam Canada tackles the root causes of poverty and inequity and helps people to create self-reliant and sustainable communities.
- PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship provides training, consultation and research related to leadership development, social enterprise, citizenship and social innovation to the citizen and public sectors.
- Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is both an organization and a movement. It organizes women workers for employment and strengthens women’s leadership, capacity building, bargaining power and representation in policy and decision-making.
- Tamarack Institute is a connected force for community change.