ABCD OVERVIEW, PUBLICATIONS & TOOLS
The Abundant Community Initiative ~ a path to transforming neighborhoods into hubs of connection, exchange and citizen-led action one block at a time
Mike Green, author of When People Care Enough to Act
OTHER INNOVATIVE ORGANIZATIONS
SCOPE ~ “to connect and inspire citizens to create a better community.”
Transition Sarasota ~ Building sustainable, just, and conscious community from the bottom up.
WMNF 88.5 Community Radio, Tampa
A Small Group ~ Cincinnati, OH ~ committed to the creation of a restorative and reconciled community.
Grassroots Grantmakers ~ a network of place-based funders in the United States and Canada who are working from a “we begin with residents” perspective
The Coady Institute ~ Ontario, CA ~ International programs, studies and resources focused on “Igniting Leadership”
Broadway United Methodist Church ~ Indianapolis, IN ~ highly innovative congregation that builds community, economy and mutual delight
Nurture Development ~ Ireland, UK ~ “services that are informed by an alternative approach whereby the assets of communities are identified, connected and mobilized.”
PRACTITIONERS, COACHES, CONSULTANTS
Caitlin Petrakis Childs ~ Atlanta, GA
Rex Lai Consulting ~ Ohio ~ Designing Impact and Influence
Ron Dwyer-Voss, Pacific Community Solutions ~ Sacramento, CA ~ Community Organizing and Engagement, Youth Engagement and Leadership Development, Community Health, Strategic Planning, Coalition Building and Collaborative Development
Thompson Community Relations Group ~ Chicago, IL~ a community-centered and people-focused consultancy supporting local people, associations and organizations in their community building efforts.
Suzanne Daigle, NU Focus Group ~ Open Space, Strategic Dialogue, Business Strategy & Communications (and more)
ABCD in ACTION ~ An Online Network for those who believe inside-out, citizen-led community change
Inclusion Network ~ “Inclusion, Diversity, Community”