Tools & Resources

Welcome to the Platform C Resource Hub!

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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Asset Based Community Development is an approach to sustainable community-driven development. Beyond the mobilisation of a particular community, it is concerned with how to link micro-assets to the macro-environment. More information at…

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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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This website contains links to a diverse range of tools spanning: community building; conversations and facilitation; Asset Based Community Development (ABCD); and more.

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This resource features Sharon Fraser, CFI Network Member, explaining key concepts and strategies for building the foundations for collaboration, including collective impact, all in less than 35 minutes!

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This report is a synthesis of learnings and insights from a workshop facilitated by Mark Cabaj and CFI on changing systems, power and potential. The report is a blend of concepts, frameworks, applications and hints organised into three sections: Defining the system; Leading for systems change; and…

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

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This resource provides a roadmap for effective collaboration based on five Cs: clarifying purpose; convening the right people; cultivating trust; coordinating existing activities; and collaborating for systems impact. 

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David Snowden on his Cynefin framework to assist you and others to differentiate between the complicated and the complex.

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This resource is a field guide to the use of participatory and other research tools by Aboriginal research practitioners in Australia.

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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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This tool will help you to identify how ready your system (group, community or organisation) is for collaboration and adaptation. It can also be modified to help you assess readiness for tackling complex challenges.

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2. Building the Foundations

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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