Toolkits

Transform Your Practice: A Community Engagement Card Deck

Many organizations and agencies are waking up to the critical nature of community engagement to the sustainability, relevance and effectiveness of their efforts. But the term and practice often remains fuzzy, undefined and elusive to those seeking to put...

Why Social Coops Offer Potential Transformation of Care & More

Last week, the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC), Shareable, and a growing list of partners launched the first session of the Social Cooperative Academy. The Academy will consist of eight weekly sessions from May 1st to June 19 and...

How to Share: 350+ Guides to Help your Community Thrive

When we tap into the sharing power of our communities, we reclaim our own agency while opening our lives up to the joy and deep sustenance of mutually supportive relationships. And as we navigate the unpredictability of the economic...

Understanding Community-Led Approaches to Community Change

Fear is one of the biggest barriers that prevents changemakers from applying authentic community engagement practices. In this paper published through the Tamarack Institute, Lisa Attygalle explores the role of fear in the engagement process and provides practical strategies...

Toolshare: NEC’s Solidarity Funding Library

On March 6, the New Economy Coalition (NEC), a membership-based network representing the solidarity economy movement in the US, launched a robust, open-source funding library to support the work of those working to create "more cooperative, transparent, and reparative...

Wildcard Workbook: A Practical Guide for Jokering Forum Theater

Examining and reimagining the systems around us is a necessary part of creating a freer, safer world... yet it can also be difficult and draining. Enter Theatre of the Oppressed, a format of theatre activities and performances that engages...

How to Transform the Way You Experience Winter

As we enter the thick middle of winter, revisiting our relationship with this season can bring us back into a new kind of relationship with nature, ourselves, and community.   When I was a teenager, growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, my...

Toolshare for Neighborhood Economics: Shopping & Business Directory

I would like to invite you along for a journey I've taken toward developing a tool I'm quite excited about for cultivating "community, economy, and mutual delight" (as coined years ago by community practitioners in and around Broadway United...

How to Map Assets & Expose Real Wealth for Shared Futures

Harnessed fully, there are more talents and resources within any small group of passionate citizens than are actually needed to manifest deep social change. It is just a matter of how willing we are to step back and see...

Rethinking Thanksgiving: a Toolkit

As we begin to collectively acknowledge the harmful absence of indigenous perspectives in mainstream culture, we find ourselves at crossroads during celebrations and customs that have long served to hide indigenous realities. This toolkit, lifted up recently by People's...

100MLives: Trusting Communities to Author their Solutions

From its start in 2014 to its completion in 2020, the 100 Million Healthier Lives (100MLives) global movement fundamentally transformed the way the world thinks and acts about health, well-being, and equity. Grounded in trust, and interconnected in partnership...

Improving Health Equity through Asset Based Community Development

In May of 2023, a workbook was released on Improving Health Equity through ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) written by ABCD Institute Stewards Darryl Answer and Ron Dwyer-Voss. Available in both Spanish and English, this workbook can serve as a...

Neighborhoods as Magical Places: The Connected Community Book Talk

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging. For this episode, John McKnight & Cormac Russell discuss their new book, The Connected Community: Discovering the Health, Wealth & Power...

Seeds of Land Return

How is our relationship with the land tied to our relationships with one another, and the possibility for cultivating strong and nurturing communities? This Land Return toolkit, developed by the Sustainable Economies Law Center, offers a unique perspective on...

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The Story of the Clouds and the Forests

There’s a story one often hears in conversations about systemic transformation that goes like this… We are headed in the...