Connecting of Community Builders

By its nature an asset-based approach to community development is highly adaptive and looks different in every community. The goal of our connecting activities is to allow those who are seeking to strengthen communities to learn from and support one another. The most fruitful connections have come when we connect individuals who are engaged in similar work but who are from different communities or by connecting people from different sectors who are working in the same community.

The Empowered Communities Network

This network is for organizations and individuals who have completed training in the Empowered Communities Framework and who have reached the implementation phase of their project. Members receive access to ongoing training, monthly coaching and quarterly Community of Practice gatherings. Fees are based on a sliding scale to insure equitable access to this network.

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Soul Care for Community Builders

This is a group of experienced community builders who are seeking to strengthen the heart and soul of our fellow community engagement professionals from all sectors so that we can collectively rise to the challenge of strengthening the communities in which we serve.  We are currently engaged in a listening project and anticipate offering “soul care” opportunities to members of our networks soon. 

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Rural ABCD Community of Practice

This group is for individuals who have a working knowledge of ABCD who are practicing ABCD in a rural environments. Our purpose is to share stories, experiences, tools and ways of building on the assets in our rural communities. This group is a sponsored by the ABCD Institute and co-hosted by Embrace and Tamarack Institute.

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The Network for Social Transformation

This Network is a collaborative effort of experienced consultants who strengthen communities through approaches that are asset-based, constituent-driven and that build social connections.  Our goal is to amplify the individual and collective impact of our members through mutual support, collaboration, and by inspiring innovation.

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