How to Use Local Assets to Make Your Community Effective

Download or listen to John and Peter’s March 5 conversation with Mary Nelson on asset-based approaches to building community generally and what makes them effective. Mary is the founder and longtime Director of Bethel New Life, one of the nation’s best neighborhood development organizations. She is on the faculty of the Northwestern University’s Asset Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) and consults, speaks and does workshops in the U.S. and internationally (South Africa, Australia, East Timor, Germany, Mexico).

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Running time (with Q&A): 0:57:10

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About the Lead Author

Peter Block
In addition to The Abundant Community, co-authored with John McKnight, Peter Block is the author of Flawless Consulting, Community, Stewardship and The Answer to How Is Yes. He serves on the boards of Elementz, a hip hop center for urban youth; Cincinnati Public Radio; and LivePerson. With other volunteers, Peter began A Small Group, whose work is to create a new community narrative and to bring Peter's work on civic engagement into being. Peter's work is in the restoration of communities and creating systems that restore our humanity. He is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops he has designed to build the skills outlined in his books.

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