There is so much interesting work being done in community and economic development, in organizing, education and youth development, in healthcare and other relevant areas. Yet, much of this work isn’t shared, publicized or discussed.
You are probably doing some of this great work. Do your colleagues in Wisconsin, Florida, or New York know what you are up to? Do you know what they are doing? This is where CommunityCollab comes in.
CommunityCollab is a web-based initiative to help community revitalization practitioners from all callings develop new professional relationships, share knowledge, and learn from each other. We expect that this site, when fully developed, will help you:
- Expand your network of relationships
- Share "war stories" and victories
- Ask questions and get answers
- Discuss ideas, and learn about opportunities
- Discover new websites, books, videos, community news stories, etc.
These and other features are currently being developed, thanks to the generous support of the MacArthur Foundation and LISC, with lots of input from fellow organizers, developers, funders, educators, and others. We are blogging our design and development progress.
Our vision is to become a virtual community, where you—the residents and participants—determine the future direction and functions, and contribute content and tell your stories.
If we had 45,000 community revitalization practitioners in the same room—organizers, developers, funders, policy people—we could learn from each other and get a lot of things done! If you are one of these 45,000 people, please join the rest!
What if you had 45,000 community revitalization practitioners in the same room? Organizers, developers, funders. Who would you talk to first?
Why Community Collab?
Find out—and share—what is working, and where. A place for community revitalization practitioners to find others, collaborate, share, and learn.
Questions or comments?
Contact us and we'll be happy to reply.