Toolkits + Guides

Asset Based Community Development

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Categories: Community, Engagement, Formation, Performance, Roadmap

By: Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center

The Organizer’s Workbook is an easy-to-follow guidebook that provides the fundamental guidelines and tools for neighborhood planning and community engagement strategies through the framework of Asset Based Community Development. The framework is a great tool for community members who are beginning their first neighborhood project, seasoned planners working on a multi-district development, or anyone in-between. The book dives deep into Asset Based Community Development, neighborhood asset map creation, community organizing 101, the importance of third places and the process of developing a collaborative project work plan. The guidebook also covers leadership, group dynamics, engagement, collaboration, and action strategies to help create and implement the plan. The comprehensive guidebook closes out with methods for facilitating a group meeting, and project evaluation tools.