Comm Capacity Urban Alliance Talk

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Presentation to the KCMO Urban Alliance on building community capacity. May 2012

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Comm Capacity Urban Alliance Talk

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Community Capacity● Leadership development● Organizational development● Community organizing● Interorganizational collaboration
  4. 4. Community Capacity
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Community Capacity
  7. 7. Community Capacity Viable Third Communitygenerating community enterprise www.viablethird.com robyne@viablethird.com

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