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This library of helpful tools and resources was curated from thought leaders and change-makers around the world. We are working continuously to add helpful information.

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This resource provides an overview of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) process.

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1. Readiness Runway

This website contains links to a diverse range of videos, written descriptions, templates, and tools for understanding and delivering Asset Based Community Development (ABCD).

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2. Building the Foundations

This resource briefly describes the four key steps in Appreciative Inquiry: discover; dream; design; and deliver.

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2. Building the Foundations

This resource defines principles and standards that underpin effective engagement and participation to earn trust and overcome complexity. The framework divides ‘Ways of Engaging’ into four categories: Share, Consult, Deliberate, and Collaborate.    

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1. Readiness Runway

Quiz This resource contains a series of tools for planning community engagement to be more purposeful, equitable, transparent, and…

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1. Readiness Runway

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1. Readiness Runway

This resource contains a curated a list of papers, tools and resources for effective community engagement and movement building.

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5. Achieving Transformation

This resource describes successful community leadership development programs through which governments, social purpose organisations and communities can help build leadership capacity.

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3. Creating a Shared Vision

This resource will walk you through the philosophy of an Appreciative Inquiry, and how to facilitate one or more phases of the exercise.

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2. Building the Foundations

This resource is a comprehensive toolkit for planning, delivering and analysing Harwood Community Conversations.

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2. Building the Foundations

This resource is a video of Rich Harwood describing the Harwood Institute’s concept of Turning Outward, or making the community the reference point for everything you do.

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1. Readiness Runway

This resource provides a comprehensive ‘how to’ guide for forming, running, and harnessing the benefits of working groups.

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3. Creating a Shared Vision

This tool will help you to map and interpret stakeholder dynamics in your initiative. This tool can be useful at the start of an initiative when you are working out the ‘lay of the land’, if things go wrong, if there is conflict, or if you are not making progress.

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2. Building the Foundations

3. Creating a Shared Vision

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This resource will help you gain peer input into responding to a current challenge, surfacing assumptions, identify new opportunities, and identify common patterns and themes in the work of community change.

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3. Creating a Shared Vision

This resource explores different ways of assessing a community’s readiness for collaborative work and includes links to tools and resources for assessing and building community readiness.

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2. Building the Foundations

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