Race & Equity

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...

Reshaping the Idea of Rural America: Stories from Our Communities

Rural America is far more diverse than how it is portrayed in media and popular culture. This article is the second in the Nonprofit Quarterly series Eradicating Rural Poverty: The Power of Cooperation. Coproduced by Partners for Rural Transformation,...

Find Your People

While the ideas and ideals around "community" and living IN community are appealing, are we really ready for it? What fears and hesitations do we hold? What about introverts - does living in community work only for extroverts who...

Bridging the Divide: Strategies for Reducing Polarization at the Neighborhood Level

This reflection draws from the collective insights of approximately 60 members of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute, who come from all walks of life and hail from diverse backgrounds. Their focus on local level initiatives and activities have provided...

Rev. Ben McBride: The Slow Practice of Belonging

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging.  Your host is Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp. In this episode, Joey Taylor and Rabbi Terlinchamp speak with Reverend Ben McBride. About...

17 Neighborhood Activities That Lead to Building a Neighborhood Culture

The Stewards of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute indicated that the development of a neighborhood culture is the new frontier for asset-based community-driven work. The following list is a result of their understanding of culture building activities that reach...

Power is Bond

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging. In this episode, Common Good partnered with April Doner and the Abundant Community to speak with Yuki Jackson.   Yuki Jackson...

Start with What You Have, Where You Are: The Kheprw Story

"Growing community is like growing food. It's a lot of work. You gotta till the soil. You gotta plant the seeds. You gotta have the right weather conditions. Community is just like that. You start with what you have...

How Four Rural Towns Are Building Vibrant Communities Through the Tools of Creative Placemaking

Whether it manifests in painting murals, repurposing public spaces, or simply rethinking how decisions get made, the art of creative placemaking is helping towns across the country address their challenges and unlock their potential.   In a small town in Minnesota,...

Weaving Global Governance from Below: Neighbourocracy and Children’s Parliaments in India

Originally published on Sociocracy for All, this fascinating case study illustrates the capacity of children to act as effective, engaged decision-makers within their communities as well as the power of the governing tool sociocracy when employed at a neighborhood level.      The Dream,...

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In Pursuit of Liberated Mothering

Cross-cultural dialogue, especially among moms of color, can build new narratives that challenge the legacies of white supremacy and...