ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Asks: What do we have? Who is in our circle? What can we produce? How can we leverage everything for impact?
ABCD says: “We have unused, uncultivated, underdeveloped resources to answer unmet needs.” This is as opposed to a needs-based approach. This means people are seen as producers, contributors, partners, and clients (as opposed to needy, donors, victims).