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The “collaborative action” stream is focused on empowering people and groups to focus on their own role in solving complicated problems, and helping them self-organize to take responsibility for the solution. Study Circles, Future Search, and Appreciative Inquiry are considered part of this stream.

San Francisco Foundation Invites Entries for Community Leadership Awards

The San Francisco Foundation (www.sff.org) Community Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations whose leadership has made a significant impact in their particular Bay Area communities. This work may confront social or health problems, address environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities. One of the four awards is designated for an under-recognized, mature artist who has made a significant and ongoing contribution in the Bay Area. Artists from the performing, literary, media, and visual arts, including craft, folk, and traditional forms, will be considered. Individuals receive […] (continue)

Community Based Collaboratives Research Consortium Seeking Journal Submissions

The Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortium Journal is upon us and they want to hear from you! They are calling for Journal articles on recent research and/or direct collaborations pertaining to successes or failures of recent collaboratives, environmental outcomes gained as a result of a collaboration process, new methodology on strengthening collaboratives, and other relevant topics. Journal articles, in MS Word format, may be 3 to 10 pages in length. They welcome digital photograph submissions (please use 75 dpi). Articles should not exceed 3000 words and […] (continue)

Web and Non Web Community Builders To Meet In Portland

RecentChangesCamp, an Open Space event on wikis and community, is coming up the first weekend in February in Portland, Oregon. It will bring together programmers and other geeks with non-technical folks into community to make connections, write code, have fun, and do as much good work as they can. RecentChangesCamp is hosted by the Wiki community. Wiki is software that allows nontechnical users to freely create and edit Web content using their browser. The most exciting aspect of Wiki is that it truly encourages democratic […] (continue)

Prix Ars Electronica Digital Communities Award Competition Now Open

Prix Ars Electronica is once again holding an awards competition for Digital Communities. The Digital Communities category is open to political, social and cultural projects, initiatives, groups and scenes from all over the world that display contentious commitment in coming up with smart, successful ways of deploying digital technologies to solve social problems. Particular emphasis is placed on a project’s degree of community innovation, its sustainability and its use of technology in a way that makes good sense and is attuned to the needs of […] (continue)

Kellogg Foundation Accepting Applications for Rural People, Rural Policy Initiative

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (www.wkkf.org) Rural People, Rural Policy (www.wkkf.org/rprp/) is a new multi-year national initiative designed to energize and equip rural organizations and networks to shape policy that will improve the lives of rural people and the vitality of rural communities. Complete program information, an FAQ, and application instructions are available from the WKKF Rural People, Rural Policy Web site. The deadline for applications is February 20, 2006. Or to read more about this grant, click on the link below. (continue)

Contributers Sought for Violence Prevention E-Book

The International Peace and Prosperity Project (IPPP) and the International Academy for the Reduction of Political Violence are looking for volunteer authors and collaborators to to write short non-academic articles or provide editorial feedback for a new violence prevention book scheduled for release in the Spring of 2006. For more info or to participate please visit the online blog at iarpv.blogspirit.com or contact Ben Hoffman at hoffmanben@hotmail.com (continue)

New Resource on White Privilege and Community Building Available Online

Flipping the Script is a monograph designed for people who work in communities to identify and address issues of white privilege, oppression, racism and power as they play out in this work. It is for community builders, grant makers, technical assistance providers and others who are trying to develop more equitable and thoughtful partnerships with community residents and organizations. The monograph is in four major sections. The first section defines key terms, reviews the monographÂ’s premises, and analyzes early responses to Hurricane Katrina to illustrate […] (continue)

Harwood Public Innovators Labs Announced for May and September

The Harwood Public Innovators Lab is designed for people who do public work and are interested in deepening their understanding of how to make an impact in that work. This is not a “skills-building” program but rather a chance to reflect on and assess your work through a unique set of frameworks. The Harwood Institute will be offering two Labs this year: a Spring Lab from May 21 – 25, 2006 and a Fall Lab from September 11 – September 15, 2006. Both will be […] (continue)

Grassroots Exchange Fund Accepting Applications for 2006

The Common Counsel Foundation’s (commoncounsel.org) Grassroots Exchange Fund (formerly the Grantee Exchange Fund) provides discretionary small grants to build bridges between grassroots organizations throughout the United States. The fund was established to encourage social change organizations to seek technical assistance from one another, and to help build regional and national networks among organizations. GXF prioritizes grants to small community- based groups seeking to meet face-to-face with other grassroots organizations, to build collaborative campaigns, and to benefit from technical assistance opportunities. GXF awards grants averaging $300-$800 […] (continue)

Coming Soon: Changemakers Award Competition on "How to Improve Health for All"

Beginning March 1, the Ashoka Changemakers program (www.changemakers.net) will host a global competition for the best solutions on “How to Improve Health for All” that emphasize collaborative partnerships between citizen-sector, business, and government organizations. Participants will be encouraged to submit the most innovative and cost-effective solutions that can be widely replicated and are financially sustainable. The Changemakers Innovation Awards series is based on a unique “open source” format where participants compete by entering the best solutions to pressing social issues while collaborating to advance current […] (continue)

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