Methods

  • Definition Asset-Based Community Development is a communication methodology that utilizes the individual strengths and skills of citizens to build stronger communities and establish sustainable development. Instead of focusing on solving a specific problem, the ABCD approach focuses on applying individual local assets to problems to create meaningful change. The development...
  • Method: Crowdfunding

    Crowdfunding is an alternative finance model whereby funds are sourced from a large number of individuals (a ‘crowd’). Crowdfunding has gained new popularity with online cites such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe which connect project creators directly to potential backers.
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    Definition Crowdsourcing is a phenomenon in which an organization calls upon both professionals and amateurs to help solve a problem, design a product, or analyze large amounts of data at a lower cost and often greater quality and speed than through conventional research and development methods. Although it is not...
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    Definition The European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) is an annual process of events held in Europe to foster local and national participation. The process was developed as a way to increase public knowledge of local democracy and local democratic participation. Founded in 2007, this relatively new event occurs every year...
  • Model UN educates students about international political issues and the global political arena by immersing them in a simulation of a United Nations Assembly process.
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