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"Your Library Needs Community Partnerships" (archived webinar)

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Recording of "Your Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get It Done," a 90-minute interactive webinar on how libraries create community partnerships with significant results; sponsored by American Library Association Editions

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Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Video on TED.com

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done.
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Activist/fundraiser Dan Pallotta, in this wonderfully inspiration TED talk, provides a primer in how to rethink our attitudes toward charity and fundraising in ways that can produce magnificent results in collaboration and the development of community.

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Building Strong Community Partnerships

Building Strong Community Partnerships | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
ALA Editions publishes resources used worldwide by library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development.
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Inner Sunset Online

Inner Sunset Online | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Powered by Inner Sunset Park Neighbors
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Website (using a Wordpress blog) for a dynamic, volunteer-driven community-based organization designed to encourage residents to become active in community efforts to improve San Francisco's Inner Sunset District; website includes decriptions of neghborhood projects and contact information for those interested in supporting the projects

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Home - Abundant Community

Home - Abundant Community | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
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Abundant resources from the Abundant Community website

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Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way: Jim Diers: 9780295984445: Amazon.com: Books

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Link to online excerpts from "Neighborhood Power: Building Community the Seattle Way," a seminal work by Jim Diers on community organizing, collaboration, and building communities

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Jim Diers - Building Government Community Partnerships

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Wonderfully inspiring (15-minute) video featuring Jim Diers, one of the seminal figures in contemporary community organizing

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MOOCed into Learning via #etmooc

MOOCed into Learning via #etmooc | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
I’ve been MOOCed. And it’s not as if I could have avoided it. I knew, as soon as I began exploring the topic of massive online open courses (MOOCs) in November 2012 with colleagues on the New Media...
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Building Abundant Communities (Part 4 of 4): Hidden Garden Steps

Building Abundant Communities (Part 4 of 4): Hidden Garden Steps | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
New community possibilities emerge “when we and other neighbors know of each other’s gifts,” John McKnight and Peter Block suggest in their book The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Famil...
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Hidden Garden Steps: Community, Collaboration, Volunteerism, and Benches

Hidden Garden Steps: Community, Collaboration, Volunteerism, and Benches | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
I hope I won’t offend anyone if I offer the heartfelt hope that you’ll just sit on it. The bench, I mean. The one now at the foot of the Hidden Garden Steps, where Kirkham Street and 16th Avenue in...
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The Fourth Place Revisited: When Social Learning Center Learners Take the Lead (Part 1 of 2)

The Fourth Place Revisited: When Social Learning Center Learners Take the Lead (Part 1 of 2) | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
You know you’re onto a major learning success when your learners seamlessly and playfully take the lead—which is exactly what happened late last week, halfway through the Library of Virginia’s two-...
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ALA Annual Conference 2012: Ideas, Inspiration, and Meals of Food and Challenges

ALA Annual Conference 2012: Ideas, Inspiration, and Meals of Food and Challenges | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Gather small groups of training-teaching-learning colleagues over meals, as I have so many times over the past few years while attending conferences, and you’ll find yourself exploding with ideas. ...
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Hidden Garden Steps: Clean-ups, Collaboration, and Volunteers

Hidden Garden Steps: Clean-ups, Collaboration, and Volunteers | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
We had the most wonderful of problems last week as we prepared for our monthly Hidden Garden Steps project onsite clean-up: the possibility of having more volunteers than could be effectively put t...
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Christopher Alexander and the Architecture of Collaboration (Part 2 of 2)

Christopher Alexander and the Architecture of Collaboration (Part 2 of 2) | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
While there are numerous wonderful and obvious resources available to anyone interested in building successful collaborations, there are also gems—case studies—that are easily overlooked simply bec...
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Tutor Mentor Learning Network - Tutor/Mentor Institute

Tutor Mentor Learning Network - Tutor/Mentor Institute | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
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A wonderfully detailed and visionary view of how tutoring and mentoring can contribute to stronger communities, provided through the Tutor/Mentor Institute

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Eli Mina - Article - Is the Majority Always Right?

Eli Mina - Article - Is the Majority Always Right? | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
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A how-to-do-it right story, by Vancouver (Canada) based management consultant, executive coach, and registered parliamentarian Eli Mina, about how community engagement paid off for a local congregation facing a difficult decision--community, collaboration, and volunteerism at its best!

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Park Information | Friends of the High Line

Park Information | Friends of the High Line | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
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Magnificent community project in New York; from the project website: "The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy."

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The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods: Peter Block, John McKnight: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods: Peter Block, John McKnight: Amazon.com: Kindle Store
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John McKnight and Peter Blocks' first-rate book about "awakening the power of families and neighborhoods; further explorations on the topic are available on the Abundant Community website at http://www.abundantcommunity.com/

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Author: Jim Diers - Abundant Community

Author: Jim Diers - Abundant Community | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
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Brief biography, on the Abundant Community website, of Jim Diers; includes links to a video and an article he wrote on "Strengthening Government and Community through Genuine Partnerships"

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Connected Learning, MOOCs, and #etmooc

Connected Learning, MOOCs, and #etmooc | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Since the best MOOCs (massive open online courses) appear to be rooted in connected learning, it’s no surprise to me that my current exploration of MOOCs through participation in #etmooc—the Educat...
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Collaboration Leads Way in ALA Editions’ Social Media Basics Course

Collaboration Leads Way in ALA Editions’ Social Media Basics Course | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Imagine a technology course that not only puts learners and collaboration rather than technology at its center, but also creates a potentially sustainable community of learners, and you’ll be well on the way to facilitating measurable learning...
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Building Abundant Communities (Part 1 of 4): From Citizen to Consumer—And Back Again

Building Abundant Communities (Part 1 of 4): From Citizen to Consumer—And Back Again | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
To propose the existence of abundance at a time when so many people are discouraged and overwhelmed might appear to be a hard sell. But that’s exactly what John McKnight and Peter Block effectively...
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The Fourth Place Revisited: Creating an Instant Onsite-Online Social Learning Center (Part 2 of 2)

The Fourth Place Revisited: Creating an Instant Onsite-Online Social Learning Center (Part 2 of 2) | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
It’s not often that we have the opportunity to produce learning objects as part of a learning opportunity, but that’s exactly what an engaged group of learners (library directors from the state of ...
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"American Libraries": Media, Technology, and Community in an Onsite-Online World

"American Libraries": Media, Technology, and Community in an Onsite-Online World | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Those who are wondering what has happened to our media clearly aren’t paying attention to what our colleagues at American Libraries have been producing. While some of our brightest thinkers, includ...
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On the Horizon Report 2012: The Wisdom of the Crowds We Help Perpetuate (Part 3 of 3)

On the Horizon Report 2012: The Wisdom of the Crowds We Help Perpetuate (Part 3 of 3) | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
One of the most fascinating stories embedded in any New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report is how the reports themselves are produced: in a highly collaborative, asynchronous fashion using a wel...
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