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

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

John McKnight on Where Change Begins Click here

In his forty years working with impoverished American communities, John McKnight witnessed incredible social change at the grassroots. He discovered that the majority of the solutions to issues like unwanted teenage pregnancy and crime depended on empowering local citizens and building relationships at the community level. Although social innovations disrupt the status quo in boundary-breaking and sector-spanning ways, change begins with the individual and their surrounding network. - Social Innovation Generation Plus
John McKnight on Community Assets and Interviews Click here

John McKnight, co-director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute and Professor Emeritus of Communications Studies and Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, presents "Community Assets and Interviews" during Day One of the Abundant Community Experience at R-Squared -- The Risk & Reward Conference held in Telluride, Colo., Sept. 9-11, 2012.

Making Great Public Spaces - Parts 1 and 2  Click here

Cynthia Nikitin with Project for Public Spaces presents "Making Great Public Spaces" during Day Two of the Creative Spaces Experience at R-Squared -- The Risk & Reward Conference held in Telluride, Colo., Sept. 9-11, 2012.


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 

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

Faculty Member Rex Lai on Asset-Based Approach to Building Organizations (NEW!!)

Click here to see a video on some of Rex's thoughts based off of his collaboration with communities and organizations.


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