The second is community driven development rather than development driven by external agencies (Gord and Alison 2002).This means that community development activities come from the community itself. A training on Asset Based Community Development for Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA members. From our Croydon headquarters Nurture Development is offering their two-day workshop, hosted by Cormac Russell, exploring Asset Based Community Development. Community development is an approach rather than a set of pre-determined activities. If you have any comments or questions we would love to hear from you. The Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute and has developed a number of tools and resources for community builders. ABCD Institute Partnership case studies about key elements of ABCD and application of ABCD. Avoid pre-packaged ideas and strategies .