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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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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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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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ALA Annual Conference 2012: Volunteers, Irresistibly Doing What They Do Well

ALA Annual Conference 2012: Volunteers, Irresistibly Doing What They Do Well | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Offering librarians a chance to provide information to their peers is like offering learning facilitators a chance to facilitate a learning experience for other trainer-teacher-learners: irresistib...
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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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The Spirit of Volunteerism (3rd of 3): David Moebs

  Having spent time recently writing about Sarah Houghton-Jan and Lori Reed, two trainer-teacher-learners who embody the true spirit of volunteerism in all they do, I’m turning toward another frien...
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The Spirit of Volunteerism (1st of 3): Sarah Houghton-Jan

  Sarah Houghton-Jan, our wonderful Librarian in Black, has volunteered a teaching-training-learning moment so breathtakingly profound that it begs to be acknowledged before the largest possible au...
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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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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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Remembering Terrence Wing

Remembering Terrence Wing | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
The unexpected passing of ASTD (the American Society for Training & Development) colleague Terrence Wing—President-Elect of the ASTD Los Angeles Chapter—has left another void in the ASTD family...
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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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The Spirit of Volunteerism (2nd of 3): Lori Reed

  In writing about Librarian in Black Sarah Houghton-Jan and her decision to volunteer personal information about herself in the hope that it would make a positive difference for others, I was stru...
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