Asset-Based Community Development

Clear Impact Through the Place-Based Strategy of Asset-Based Community Development

Unlock All of the Resources in Neighborhoods and Communities for Greater Results

Effective community change efforts in today’s world requires communities, neighborhoods and their residents, along with institutions to be involved as co-produces of their own and their community’s well-being. The two complementary approaches of Results-Based Accountability (RBA) and Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) can help create powerful community partnerships to build healthier, safer and stronger neighborhoods and communities. RBA focuses a community’s work on achieving measurable improvements in the quality of life (“population results”). ABCD guides effective resident engagement in developing strategies to achieve population results. Used together, these tools provide the pathways to measurable and desirable change through community engagement.

Asset-Based Community Development

Asset-Based Community Development, pioneered by John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, starts with a few simple truths. 1) Everyone has gifts. Everyone has something to contribute. 2) Everyone cares about something and their passion is their motivation to act. and 3) Strong, safe and healthy neighborhoods and communities are built on the strengths and capacities of their residents and associations that call the community home. We cannot build strong caring neighborhoods without unlocking the potential of the residents.  The starting question becomes: “What can we do with what we already have to get what we need?”

The Clear Impact consultants, led by Dan Duncan one of Clear Impact’s Senior Consultants and long-time faculty member of the ABCD Institute, can provide support to help organizations and communities effectively implement the frameworks of RBA and ABCD to achieve greater impact and results.

Analyze Performance

By taking a diagnostic approach, our services structure your measurable performance into a clear and precise framework and language that everyone agrees on to help you move forward together with confidence.

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Enhance Leadership

Our results-based leadership training workshops, integrated programs and facilitation services enhance motivation and build competencies needed to make positive personal, organizational and community change.

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Achieve Impact

Managers and stakeholders need access to accurate and clear information for effective planning and management. Our Clear Impact Scorecard software delivers the tools you need to create results internally and with grantees.

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Our Place-Based ABCD Customers

Promise Neighborhoods

Living Cities

The Zone Project

Community Healthcore

United Way Suncoast

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