Uncovering and Mobilizing Partners and Resources You Didn’t Know You Had

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Explore how the basic principles of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) can
enhance any partnership by identifying, and strategically utilizing the hidden resources
and talents of all stakeholders. A brief intro to ABCD will be followed by participation
in refl ection and mapping techniques that can be used to bolster new or existing
projects.
John Hamerlinck
Associate Director
Minnesota Campus Compact

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Uncovering and Mobilizing Partners and Resources You Didn’t Know You Had

  1. 1. Capacity-Focused Framework Snapshot of the Room Asset Mapping Exercise
  2. 2. Asset Based Community Development
  3. 3. Asset-Based Internally-Focused Relationship-Driven
  4. 4. We all have assets and deficits.
  5. 5. Needs Based Focus on deficiencies People are consumers of services Residents observe as issues are being addressed Asset Based Focus on effectiveness People are producers Residents participate and are empowered ABCD
  6. 6. Individuals Everybody! Associations Social Assets Institutions Public, private, nonprofit Physical Assets Buildings, natural assets Exchange Financial transactions, etc.
  7. 7. Associations
  8. 8. Associations & Institutions • Consensus • Control • Care • Production • Citizens • Consumers • Capacities • Needs
  9. 9. Name_________________________ Phone________________________ Date__________________________ Health Construction & Repair Food Caring for the Elderly Painting Catering Caring for the Mentally Ill Plumbing Preparing for Many People Caring for the Sick Electrical Serving to Many People Caring for Disabled People Carpentry Operating Commercial Equipment EMT or Emergency First Aid Brick and Masonry Baking Nursing Experience Wall Papering Meat Cutting and Preparation Nutrition Furniture Repairs Bartending Exercise Locksmith or Lock Repairs Building Garages Transportation Office Dry-wall and Taping Driving a Car Typing (WPM______) Cabinetmaking Driving a Van Taking Phone Messages Welding and Soddering Driving a Bus Writing Business Letters Concrete Work Driving a Tractor-Trailer Receiving Phone Orders Heating and Cooling Systems Driving a Commercial Truck Operation Switchboard Flooring and Carpeting Operating Farm Equipment Bookkeeping Roofing Driving Emergency Vehicles Computer Information Entry Other_________________________ Computer Word Processing Supervision Other_______________________ Maintenance Writing Reports Floor Cleaning/Refinishing Filling Out Forms Child Care Carpet Cleaning Working with a Budget Infant Care (0-1 yr) Household Cleaning Recording of Activities Child Care (1-6 yrs) Lawn Mowing and Yard Work Writing Proposals or Grants Adolescent Care (7-13) Gardening Planning Projects Taking Kids on Field Trips Tree and Shrubbery Care Supervising Projects Pre-school Care Other_________________________ Source: Vitalizing Communities, Community Guide , 1999, J. Allen, S. Cordes, and J. Hart, p. 28 Individual Skills/Assets Inventory Inventory Tool 1A
  10. 10. “What are you good at?” (assets) “What are you most concerned or passionate about?” “We need you.”
  11. 11. COYOTE & BADGER
  12. 12. mncampuscompact.org/abcd
  13. 13. ?
  14. 14. “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” - Linus Pauling
  15. 15. Handout
  16. 16. MY BROTHER’S COLLEGE ROOMMATE IS NOW A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER. I BAKE GREAT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
  17. 17. Look over your group’s collective assets. Form action ideas from these assets. Brainstorm actions that connect these assets to accomplish goals related to your issue.
  18. 18. PROJECTS, EVENTS, CAMPAIGNS, PROTESTS, CELEBRATIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS, MAKING, GROWING OR FIXING THINGS
  19. 19. John Hamerlinck john@mncampuscompact.org 320-308-4271 www.mncampuscompact.org

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