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Asset Based Community Development Resources/Links:

Angela Blanchard is a great role model, her work with Neighborhood Centers in Texas is inspiring. I hope you enjoy her TEDxHouston presentation.

Jim Diers talks about the 7 Principles of Asset Based Community Development.

Stories from the 2015 ABCD Festival in England

  • John McKnight talks about the history, practice and future of Asset Based Community Development
  • Peter Kenyon – “Rural development around the world, through the lens of ABCD”
  • Cormac Russell – “Looking Inside Out: Our Way is the Community Way”
  • Jody Kretzmann – “The role of the Gapper” (audio only)

 Key Principles of ABCDDee Brooks

The Emergence of ABCD in Australia and the Asia Pacific – Dee Brooks, ABCD Asia Pacific 

ABCD Animation from Calabash Trust



Resilience Resources/Links:

National Strategy for Disaster Resilience

National Disaster Resilience Framework

Victorian Emergency Management Reform

Case study: Building Community Resilience to Disasters – Emerald House

When the Fires Come – Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House


Food for Thought.

We like to challenge you!  Some of the following presentations may give you a “light bulb moment” and others may not resonate but they will certainly give you Food for Thought. Enjoy. I know I did.

Why Art of Hosting ? How could AoH support your work.

Dan Pallotta in his TED Talk challenges NFPs to think more like business. Does this change in the NFP paradigm make sense?  Take a look at his presentation it may change how you view the NFP sector.

Sounds advice for leaders – What do you think? – Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader 

Mark Bezos, volunteer firefighter and senior executive at Robin Hood, a New York based charity encourages us to “Get in the Game and Save the Shoes”

Have you had a lollipop moment? Drew Dudley did! Drew Dudley believes leadership is not a characteristic reserved for the extraordinary. Enjoy Drew’s TED Talk.

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy How easy are you to follow and how do you embrace your followers?

Michael Green: What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

Useful Links.

ABCD Asia Pacific Network

ABCD Institute

International Association for Community Development

Our Community

Bank of Ideas

Jeder Institute

The Unconference

Coady International Institute

The Orange Club UK

Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC)

Probono Australia

Institute of Community Directors Australia

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Emerald Community House – Centre of Resilience

Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative

Victorian Regional Community Leadership Programs (VRCLP)