Archive for the ‘Best practices in community empowerment’ Category

Julian Dobson: Gather and share, gather and share

Eighth in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Julian Dobson (@JulianDobson) is director at Urban Pollinators Ltd, and co-founder of Our Society. He is also author of Living with Rats, founding editor of New Start magazine, Fellow of the RSA, and a voluntary board member at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies. David Barrie [...]

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How to build a neighborhood playground: recommended resources at KaBOOM! by Lisa Palmer

Seventh in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Lisa Palmer (@lattman) is Director for Corporate Partnerships at KaBOOM! where she encourages corporations to participate in making kids’ dreams come true by building the kind of playgrounds that inspired her to play, and dream, as a child. Play Matters – Great ideas and examples for [...]

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Neighborhood Problem Solver, from Colin Gallagher

Sixth in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Colin Gallagher served in the U.S. Peace Corps in El Salvador from 1998 to 2000. Since then he’d completed several local government assignments, including a civic engagement program for the City of Salinas in California. He founded the Civic Engagement and Dialogue Practitioners group on LinkedIn. [...]

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Power tools in Community Tool Box from Christina Holt

Fifth in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Christina Holt is Associate Director for Community Tool Box Services at Work Group for Community Health and Development. She got her MA in Child Development and Psychology, and her BA in Community Leadership Development, from the University of Kansas. Christina was a Research Associate at the [...]

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Summer reading from the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Fourth in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Matthew Singh is a Systems Analyst at a prominent foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area, and as an AmeriCorps volunteer helped many nonprofits with technology and organizing. A grad of International Development Studies at UC Berkeley, he was accepted into Harvard University’s Masters program in [...]

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Knowledge-sharing resources from Diane Dyson

This is the third installment in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Diane Dyson (@Diane_Dyson) is Manager for Planning & Research at WoodGreen Community Services, and author of Belonging Community. She says there’s no real rhyme or reason to her selections, but thought that each of these were simply good examples of how knowledge-sharing [...]

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Best Practice resources from Richard Layman

This is the second installment in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Richard Layman, author of  Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space, is an urban/commercial district revitalization & transportation/mobility advocate and consultant, based in Washington, DC. On the practice of hoarding/sharing best practices, Richard says: Most people think their communities are unique. Of course [...]

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Best practice malpractice

I’d been asked to prepare a presentation for the “Someone’s Done That Already: the Best Practice of Using Best Practices” session of the June 2 Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp on Empowering Communities. So I reached out to a few friends who know far more about best practices in community empowerment than I do. I told [...]

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