“Standard of living is generally measured by levels of consumption and thus, by levels of income. . . Quality of life is related to feeling good about one's life and one's self.
That’s where the light is shining story
Asset-Based: discovers gifts & talents in the community right nowInternally-Focused: Relies on community’s strengths, not on outside resourcesRelationship-Driven: Seeks to connect local people, associations and institutions
EVERYBODY is a potential ally.Everyone has gifts& talents and IDEASWelcome people at the margins.Invite them to join your work.
Bacon Maple Bar at VooDoo Doughnuts in Portland, OregonStrange bedfellows, “I never thought I’d be working with . . . “
CoyoteAsset – fastDeficit – can’t get small mammals burrowed undergroundBadgerAsset – great at diggingDeficit – too slow to get many small mammals
Don’t map assets simply as an exercise to create a databaseAssets are not staticThey can atrophyNew ones (relationships) are being added constantly
What are some gifts or assets you might take for granted?What are some assets that allow you to survive?What are some assets you dislike, but rely on anyway?What did you used to be good at?What are some assets you use only on special occasions?What are some “far-away” assets?Special places?Surprising groups of people?
You will write one asset per index card, finishing with a small stack of assets.
Then your table will learn what you already know
Logic Models, Program Evaluation, and other Frightening Topics
Logic Models, ProgramEvaluation, and otherFrightening Topics
What is a logic model?It’s the graphic depiction of the relationship between your program’s activities and its intended effects.
Headache Get Pills Take Pills Feel Better(SITUATION) (INPUT) (OUTPUT) (OUTCOME)
Helps in planning & evaluation Helps inBrings detail to implementation & broad goals communications Logic Model
Build understanding &promote consensus aboutwhat the program is, andhow it will work.Make your underlying Get Everybody onbeliefs explicit. the Same PageSummarize complexprograms to communicatewith stakeholders andfunders.
Hierarchy of Effects Bennett and Rockwell, 1995, “Targeting Outcomes of Programs” Social, Economic, & Environmental ImprovementsActions Changes in behaviors and practicesLearning Changes in knowledge, attitudes, skills, aspirationsReactions Degree of satisfaction with program; level of interest; feelings toward activities, educational methodsParticipation Number and characteristics of people reached; frequency and intensity of contact University of Wisconsin Extension
ABCDNeeds Based Asset BasedFocus on Focus ondeficiencies effectivenessPeople areconsumers of People areservices producersResidents observe Residentsas issues are being participate andaddressed are empowered
Individuals Everybody!Associations Social AssetsInstitutions Public, private, nonprofitPhysical Assets Buildings, natural assetsExchange Financial transactions, etc.
Individual Skills/Assets Inventory Inventory Tool 1AName_________________________ 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
“What are you “What are you most concernedgood at?” (assets) or passionate about?” “We need you.”
“The best wayto have a goodidea is to have lots of ideas.” - Linus Pauling
MY BROTHER’S COLLEGEROOMMATE IS NOW A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER. I BAKE GREAT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Look over your group’s collective assets.Form action ideas from these assets.Brainstorm actions that connect these assetsto accomplish goals related to your issue.
Cluster the assets you have connected.Tell others in the group what you are thinking.Other people can add assets to your cluster or start a new cluster. Action 1 Action 2 Action 3 – Asset – Asset – Asset – Asset – Asset – Asset – Asset – Asset – Asset