The Asset-Based Community Development Institute and faculty members have developed a number of additional resources for community builders.

DVD Training Program: ABCD in Action. ABCD in Action profiles five diverse groups who have utilized the principles of ABCD to create partnerships with those they serve and, in effect, rejuvenate and revitalize their organizations (2008). Based on the community work of ABCD faculty members Mike Green and Henry Moore. Available from Inclusion Press; click on the link below to order this program.
     Order ABCD in Action

ABCD Resource Kit. From our Asia-Pacific ABCD Network, this resource kit, titled Shifting Focus: Alternative Pathways for Communities and Economies, details the community partnering process used by the Latrobe City Council and Monash University, both in Australia. The kit includes documented examples of how positives can be found in negative situations, and will assist communities to establish micro-economic communities in their local area using people as their major resource.

Click on each link to download in four parts as PDF files:

ABCD Resource Kit Introduction
ABCD Resource Kit Part 1
ABCD Resource Kit Part 2
ABCD Resource Kit Appendices

Video Training Program: Mobilizing Community Assets. A downloadable training program based on Building Communities from the Inside Out (1995).
The overwhelming response to Building Communities from the Inside Out created a demand for additional training in the ideas, tools and methods it describes. This video training program introduces the concept of "asset-based community development" as a new and more effective method of community building. The program consists of six separate modules, each lasting 30 to 45 minutes; download 15-minute segments by clicking on the links below. John McKnight and John Kretzmann present clear, practical ways to mobilize the capacities of local residents, the power of citizens' associations, and the resources of local institutions to build stronger and more vibrant communities.

Now you can watch this program on your own computer using QuickTime Player; click on a segment below and watch the entire program at your convenience. 
Mobilizing Assets Segment 1
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Mobilizing Assets Segment 14

These segments may be downloaded. Send an e-mail to ABCD to request permission to reproduce copies for viewing.

Richland Together, Let’s Connect!

Click here to see a video explaining what the Active Aging Research Center has done in Richland County with asset-based community development.
"Wonderful video is a very useful description of the variety of activities that ABCD can stimulate." –John McKnight

Cormac Russell on Children 1st  (NEW!!)

Click here to see a video delivered by faculty member Cormac Russell in Scotland in December 2013. 
"One of the best summaries of ABCD resources I have seen." – John McKnight

Mapping tools are available to download as PDF files. Click on the blue title to download.

Introduction to Capacity Inventories, Kretzmann and McKnight, 1993.
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The Capacity Inventory, Kretzmann and McKnight, 1993.
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How to Use the Capacity Inventory, Kretzmann and McKnight, 1993.
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