Asset-based community development (ABCD) is an approach to working with communities that celebrates strength. It focuses on what communities have to give, rather than what is “wrong” in communities and “needs fixing”. ABCD draws upon existing community bonds to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.
Touchstone supports people and organisations looking to adopt ABCD approaches in their work and communities. We offer in person and online training and workshops in ABCD.
This training includes an introduction to ABCD for community members and third-sector organisations, as well as asset mapping and building ABCD Skill Sets sessions. We can also tailor our bespoke training for specific contexts, organisations and communities.