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David M. Chavis
Virtual Community Summit 2014
20 February 2014
Our goal is to create a beloved
community and this will require a
qualitative change in our souls
as well as a
quantitativ...
Peter Kropotkin

Charles Darwin

Mutual Aid
Survival of the Gene

Social Darwinism
Survival of the Fittest
Just because you call it a
“community” doesn’t make it
one.
We Live in Multiple Real World
and Virtual Communities:






Family
Neighborhood
Nation
Faith
Cultural/Ethnic



...
Community Development is Very Important
Factors that have the most effect on
human psychological, social, and
physical wel...
Research shows that developing a sense of community:

 Develops a sense of individual and collective

efficacy and Contro...
Elements of a Sense of Community
(McMillan & Chavis, 1983)

 Meeting needs based on common values;
 Membership;

 Influ...
Tactics for Strengthening a Sense of
Community Framework

Meeting Needs
 Identify common priorities and needs;
 Support ...
Membership
 Increase community identification and

identifying other members;
 Increase sense of safety and trust;
 Cle...
Influence
 Provide and support opportunities for collective

action on priority issues and needs;
 Communicate power or ...
Shared Emotional Connection
 Promote sense of common history and experiences;
 Conduct social events to promote interact...
The Basic Questions for Evaluating
Community Development
 Are you meeting the priority needs of members?
 Do members hav...
Connections
 Bonding (within community, such as neighborhood)
 Bridging (across communities)
 Linking (with larger syst...
Community Science
Collective Action
 Leads to collective power, resources, and hope

through organized citizen lead efforts.
 Community le...
Five C’s Strategy For
Community Development
 Community
 Connections

 Control
 Cash
 Collective Action
The greatest challenge and opportunity for
community development is to create caring within
and among communities.

When t...
Community Science
The greatest challenge we face on
this planet is to develop the sense of
community and therefore caring for
all other comm...
I am, and always will be, the
optimist. The hoper of far-flung
hopes, and the dreamer of
improbable dreams.
~Eleventh Doct...
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  1. 1. David M. Chavis Virtual Community Summit 2014 20 February 2014
  2. 2. Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. 3. Peter Kropotkin Charles Darwin Mutual Aid Survival of the Gene Social Darwinism Survival of the Fittest
  4. 4. Just because you call it a “community” doesn’t make it one.
  5. 5. We Live in Multiple Real World and Virtual Communities:      Family Neighborhood Nation Faith Cultural/Ethnic     Interest Profession or vocation Workplace or school Political and social causes
  6. 6. Community Development is Very Important Factors that have the most effect on human psychological, social, and physical well-being include:  A sense of Community;  Individual and collective Control and efficacy; and  Cash-adequate economic and other resources.
  7. 7. Research shows that developing a sense of community:  Develops a sense of individual and collective efficacy and Control, and  Increases access to resources including Cash.
  8. 8. Elements of a Sense of Community (McMillan & Chavis, 1983)  Meeting needs based on common values;  Membership;  Influence; and  A shared emotional connection.
  9. 9. Tactics for Strengthening a Sense of Community Framework Meeting Needs  Identify common priorities and needs;  Support collective action on priorities and needs (e.g. ,small grants, community organizing);  Improve systems of care and other services; and  Improve community environment.
  10. 10. Membership  Increase community identification and identifying other members;  Increase sense of safety and trust;  Clear, but inclusive, boundaries; and  Recognize and reward member success.
  11. 11. Influence  Provide and support opportunities for collective action on priority issues and needs;  Communicate power or influence of similar people or communities;  Develop leaders who are responsive and accountable to members; and  Build collective leadership capacity.
  12. 12. Shared Emotional Connection  Promote sense of common history and experiences;  Conduct social events to promote interaction;  Support small wins, nothing builds community like success;  Communicate successes; and  Build pride.
  13. 13. The Basic Questions for Evaluating Community Development  Are you meeting the priority needs of members?  Do members have a sense of membership?  Do your members influence each other, the community itself and larger systems?  Is there a shared emotional connection?  What are you doing to promote each of these elements?
  14. 14. Connections  Bonding (within community, such as neighborhood)  Bridging (across communities)  Linking (with larger systems)
  15. 15. Community Science
  16. 16. Collective Action  Leads to collective power, resources, and hope through organized citizen lead efforts.  Community leaders are people who represent their constituency and are accountable to their constituency.  Influencing larger systems.
  17. 17. Five C’s Strategy For Community Development  Community  Connections  Control  Cash  Collective Action
  18. 18. The greatest challenge and opportunity for community development is to create caring within and among communities. When there is caring within and among communities , there is more equity and justice.
  19. 19. Community Science
  20. 20. The greatest challenge we face on this planet is to develop the sense of community and therefore caring for all other communities.
  21. 21. I am, and always will be, the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes, and the dreamer of improbable dreams. ~Eleventh Doctor
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