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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are Volunteers less Professional than paid staff? | Women in ...

Are Volunteers less Professional than paid staff? | Women in ... | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Imagine my shock and annoyance when in outlining my disagreement to a decision made by a paid member of staff not promote volunteering vacancies for one of our networks; my 'professionalism' was brought into question.
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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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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 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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