Community Capacity This is the world as it is. This is where you start – Alinsky"Learn from the people / Plan with the people / Begin with what theyhave / Build on what they knowOf the best leaders / When the task is accomplished / The people allremark / We have done it ourselves."– Lao-Tzu Tao Te Ching
Community CapacityIs the interaction of human capital,organizational resources, and socialcapital existing within a given communitythat can be leveraged to solve collectiveproblems and improve or maintain thewell-being of that community– Chaskin et al.
Community Capacity● Leadership development● Organizational development● Community organizing● Interorganizational collaboration
Community Capacity Collaboration is not easy!● Negotiate issues of power and control● Broad focus → Issue focus● Organizational costs and benefits● Embrace diversity (no size fits all)● Minimize the hoops