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  1. 1. TOOLS FOR MOBILIZING COMMUNITY ASSETS
  2. 2. Learning Conversations CREDENTIAL WARM UP TALK MOTIVATION TO ACT ● Gifts/talents to contribute ● Dreams to realize ● Concerns/needs to address WILL THEY PARTICIPATE? WHO ELSE DO THEY KNOW?
  3. 3. Matching Grants
  4. 4. Seattle Neighbourhood Matching Fund
  5. 5. What makes Matching Fund unique? <ul><li>Community matches with its assets, including volunteer labour </li></ul><ul><li>Community determines priorities </li></ul><ul><li>One time projects only </li></ul><ul><li>Any group of neighbours can apply </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals reviewed by peers </li></ul><ul><li>Quantity and diversity of participation </li></ul><ul><li>key to selection and evaluation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ballard Neighbourhood
  7. 19. Alki Neighbourhood
  8. 20. Carkeek Park
  9. 23. Eastlake Neighbourhood
  10. 26. Phinney Neighbourhood
  11. 29. Alki Neighbourhood
  12. 30. Eritrean Community
  13. 31. SODO Neighbourhood
  14. 36. Columbia City
  15. 44. Keys to Success <ul><li>Ownership by community </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach beyond usual suspects </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer match </li></ul><ul><li>Small amounts of money </li></ul><ul><li>Training and technical assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal red-tape and paperwork </li></ul><ul><li>Support by the council as a whole </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of stories </li></ul>
  16. 45. Newcastle, New South Wales Place Making Matching Grants
  17. 52. Small Sparks
  18. 53. Small Sparks
  19. 59. Stand Out in Darwen <ul><li>Park renovation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency education </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50’s group </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber champions </li></ul><ul><li>After school program </li></ul><ul><li>Skate park </li></ul><ul><li>Family fun day </li></ul><ul><li>1940’s day benefit for veterans </li></ul>
  20. 60. Block Action Groups Lawrence, Massachusetts
  21. 61. Lang Gang, Taiwan
  22. 64. Tugo, Taiwan
  23. 67. Matsudo, Japan
  24. 71. Wallingford, Seattle
  25. 74. SUGGESTIONS FOR BLOCK ACTION GROUPS Crime prevention Emergency preparedness Block parties Skills exchanges Share tools, pickup truck, camping equipment, etc. Buy in bulk Policy discussions Support for latchkey kids, housebound seniors, and one another Rideshares Create pocket park or community garden on vacant lot or in someone’s yard Install benches, picnic tables or other community furniture in front yards Improve/maintain common spaces: alley, median, park traffic circle, etc. Paint mural in intersection Plant street trees Provide broad base for neighbourhood association Slow traffic with signs/art Create placards for doorway of each home representing that family Create website for block Create a manifesto of block values and commitments to one another Create a directory of available expertise (recycling, technology, etc) Create a green block in which each household commits to reducing carbon footprint Conduct a talent show Show outdoor movies on side of a house Celebrate Good Neighbour Day by recognizing good deeds
  26. 75. Tea Vans Portland, Oregon
  27. 78. Edmonton, Alberta
  28. 80. Welcoming Waterloo, Ontario
  29. 82. Melbourne, Victoria
  30. 86. Port Phillip, Australia
  31. 89. Vashon, Washington
  32. 93. WELCOME VASHON PROJECTS Restorative Justice Program Amigos en Vashon Ferry Dock Welcoming Signs Challenge Day at Vashon High School Checkers in Town Breakfast at Sally’s Cross-Ability Friendship for Students Stone Soup Welcome Wagon Hire Vashon Time Dollars Homesharing Create Community Center Establish Free Clinic The Wave Campaign
  33. 94. Time Trading
  34. 97. Visioning King County, Washington
  35. 98. Photos of Central Area Gathering by Max Wells
  36. 113. Community Gardens
  37. 114. Greenwood Neighborhood
  38. 115. Mt. Baker Neighborhood
  39. 118. New Holly Neighborhood
  40. 120. Rainier Vista Neighborhood
  41. 123. Bradner Gardens
  42. 136. Interbay P-Patch
  43. 153. Wodonga, Australia
  44. 167. [email_address]

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