In this episode I talk witth Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew about building socail capital and developing asset based based community relationships. Let’s start with some definitions.
- Social Capital is a network of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function effectively.
- Asset Based Community Development is a methodology for the sustainable development of communities based on their strengths and potentials.
In a nutshell, we talk about how to use existing networks within a comminuty that enables that society to function effectively and thus help communities develop based on their strengths and potentials.
Here’s more about our guest.
Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew has an extensive background in nonprofit management, partnership development, training and education. She is currently serving as a catalyst, partnership broker, and capacity builder of an international NGO partners’ around the U.S. This entails facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families. She also assists a number of organizations as a consultant, board member, trainer or adviser. She is the co-host of the web talk show, Social Issues Time. Froswa’ earned her PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University with a focus on relational leadership and social capital.
Froswa’s website: froswasrules.com
Froswa’s latest book: Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last