April 26, 2018

Resources for Organizations

Study Circles Resource Center
The national organization dedicated to creating and supporting community-wide round tables that result in action.
Web site: www.studycircles.org

Asset-Based Community Development Institute
Research institute of Northwestern University, built upon the work of John L. McKnight.
Web site: www.northwestern.edu/ipr/abcd.html

Civic Practices Network
For articles describing a variety of approaches to community building.
Web site: www.cpn.org

Georgia Avenue Community Ministry
For information about how to create a food co-op. Web site:  www.gacm.org

Recommended Reading

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
By Robert Putnam ISBN 0-684-83283-6
One of the definitive books on social capital.

The Careless Society: Community and Its Counterfeits
by John McKnight. Paperback (May 1996) 
How to build community-based assets.

Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets
by John P. Kretzmann, John L. McKnight.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell. Hardcover (February 2000)
For hope that even small efforts can produce big results.

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