Tag Archives: Asset Based Community Development

Reflecting on my garden and community development

As the first Adelaide heatwave of this summer broke last night into a steamy thunderstorm I look out over my yellowed lawn, the burnt leaves of my pumpkin plants and the still panting beaks of my small flock of chickens … Continue reading

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Community Strengths and Weaknesses- two sides of the same coin?

Yesterday I had a lovely drive through the Adelaide Hills to visit the leaders of the Baptist Church at Gumeracha.  So far this would have to be the prettiest Baptist Church I have visited particularly as I found it yesterday; … Continue reading

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It Takes a Spider to Repair its Own Web

When we see someone in significant need it is very natural for us, as compassionate human beings, to want to try to quickly and efficiently meet that need. There are times when this is an entirely appropriate and helpful response- … Continue reading

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The good and the ugly of Appreciative Inquiry.

Our Edwardstown Project is in an interesting/challenging/exciting space presently.  Having educated and inspired the members of the church to embrace an asset based approach to their community engagement we have inquired-of and got-to-know the local community using techniques like World … Continue reading

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Community Development: It takes time!

The title says it all but let me expand: I feel that the proof of success in asset based community development is not in statistics but in the stories of community transformation.  This is why I have asked a number of … Continue reading

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Marina’s Story- When limitations become opportunities

    Recently I have been meeting with a small collective of passionate Asset Based Community Development Practitioners from World Vision, Compassion, TEAR Australia, Uniting Communities, Tabor College and the Churches of Christ in SA & NT. One of the … Continue reading

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Colleen – The world’s largest tea pot

Recently I have been meeting with a small collective of passionate Asset Based Community Development Practitioners from World Vision, Compassion, TEAR Australia, Uniting Communities, Tabor College and the Churches of Christ in SA & NT. One of the purposes of … Continue reading

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Can Emergency Relief and a Strengths Based Approach Co-Exist?

I have spent some of today planning for a training day tomorrow that I will run for the volunteers in our Emergency Relief Program. Our Emergency Relief Program is one of the most challenging programs for me to oversee because … Continue reading

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Collaboration vs Competition

As I look towards the year ahead it is with both excitement and not a little trepidation -particularly with regard to funding. As I watch my twitter feed it seems like every day another federally funded Not for Profit initiative is … Continue reading

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Save the Date

Beginners Guide to Assets Based Community Development with Peter Kenyon – Feb 28th 2014 – Peter Kenyon will run a Beginners Guide to ABCD for our SA Faith in Action Community on February 28th 2014 at Western Link Uniting Church, 93 Crittenden Rd. Findon All are welcome to … Continue reading

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