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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
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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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Community: The Structure of Belonging: Peter Block: 9781605092775: Amazon.com: Books

Community: The Structure of Belonging

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First-rate exporation, by Peter Block, of how communities develop

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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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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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The Well-Connected Community: Attending Conferences with Genetically-Enabled Foursquare

The Well-Connected Community: Attending Conferences with Genetically-Enabled Foursquare | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Foursquare—that lovely social media tool that helps make us aware, through geotagging capabilities, of how physically close we are to those we might not otherwise encounter—seems as if it would be ...
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Connecting the Dots in an Onsite-Online World: Metatrends in Travel, Life, and Learning

Connecting the Dots in an Onsite-Online World: Metatrends in Travel, Life, and Learning | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Having the unusual experience of jumping from one professional conference to a second this week is providing learning experiences most of us rarely encounter—and one that shines an extremely bright...
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Building Abundant Communities (Part 3 of 4): Inner Sunset Park Neighbors

Building Abundant Communities (Part 3 of 4): Inner Sunset Park Neighbors | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
When we’re lucky enough to have a group like San Francisco’s Inner Sunset Park Neighbors (ISPN) nurturing an abundant community in our own backyard, every day is Thanksgiving Day. It’s as if the ke...
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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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ALA Annual Conference 2012: To Tweet or Not to Tweet

ALA Annual Conference 2012: To Tweet or Not to Tweet | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Although I was more intensely engaged in the twitterverse than ever before while attending the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference this week in Anaheim, I was surprised to fin...
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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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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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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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ALA Midwinter 2013: Learning to Transform Communities One Panel Discussion at a Time

ALA Midwinter 2013: Learning to Transform Communities One Panel Discussion at a Time | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
“The conversation starts out in Seattle” turns out to have been far more than an ephemeral marketing slogan for those of us lucky enough to attend even part of the American Library Association (ALA...
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The Big Ideas Connecting People, Conferences, and Conversations

The Big Ideas Connecting People, Conferences, and Conversations | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Developing and acting upon big ideas sometimes requires big leaps, so it’s no surprise to me that the leap from San Francisco to Austin to Seattle over the past several days has left my head spinni...
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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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Building Abundant Communities (Part 2 of 4): Trainer-Teacher-Learners in Action

Building Abundant Communities (Part 2 of 4): Trainer-Teacher-Learners in Action | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Trainer-teacher-learners, in spite of frequently citing a lack of funding and other resources as an impediment to success, are often extremely effective at creating and sustaining what John McKnigh...
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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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