Shared ABCD Resources

This list takes you to ABCD resources that we have carefully selected and commonly use in our work with practitioners and learners in all parts of the world. Please do bookmark this page as we add new resources and update existing ones to our latest recommendations.

Here are links to compilations of resources on Asset-Based Community Development including pieces written by key figures such as John McKnight and John Kretzmann (Jody), both co-directors of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute.

Here you will also find many documents discussing Local Economic Development, ABCD theory and practice, videos, reports and statements about the benefits of ABCD practice being applied in communities. For explanation of any of the words and terms please refer to our glossary.

We hope very much that these resources are of interest and use to you, please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions for resources you’d like to see included on this site.

ABCD Community Shared Resources

Publications – Asset-Based Community Development pieces written by key figures such as John McKnight and John Kretzmann

ABCD Videos – videos of community building efforts and stories from other organisations and residents

Our Shared Resources

Glossary of ABCD Terms – handy reference to the terms used in Asset-Based Community Development

Publications  – books, presentations, articles on theory and practice ready for ABCD learners and practitioners

Videos – selected videos from our Youtube channel

Webinars – webinars discussing many of the issues about community development and putting ABCD into practice

Proof of Impact

Reports – detailed reports about the impact of ABCD practices for developing community life

What People Say