Changing Communities, Second Edition
A Guide for Social and Community Activists
Outlining a practical approach to asset mapping, creating community economic development strategies, and critiquing some current approaches to community development, the chapters cover topics including the impact of corruption and the influence of powerful interests, community strengths and needs assessment, community-based research, various community development strategies, and the principles and some of the tactics used in community organization. Equipped with case studies and practical examples, this fundamental guide is an essential resource for students in community development, social service work, gerontology, and other human services and helping professions.
- includes a community strengths-based assessment framework developed by the author, referred to as the Strengths, Assets, Challenges, and Opportunities Assessment (SACO)
- offers case studies and practical examples from Canada and the United States
- provides students with practical knowledge on how to build powerful coalitions,
raise funds for grassroots projects, and deal with the press and social media, including how to write a press release
Number of Pages
17.15 " x 24.77”
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why Be an Agent of Change?
Chapter 2: Community Development, Engagement, Organization, Capacity-Building Defined
Chapter 3: Who Holds the Reins of Power?
Chapter 4: Community Strengths, Needs Assessment, and Research
Chapter 5: How to Do Community Development
Chapter 6: Principles and Strategies of Community Organization
Chapter 7: Building Powerful Coalitions
Chapter 8: Fundraising for Community Action
Chapter 9: Managing the Message
Chapter 10: Being the Change: Qualities of a Successful Organizer
“This is a current and refreshing look at community health and change. A welcome addition to examining community change in Canada.”
—Tracie Howieson, School of Community Services, Northern College
The Instructor Resources for Changing Communities, Second Edition include a Test Bank containing multiple choice, true or false, and short-answer questions, as well as PowerPoint slides for each chapter.
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