1. The Richmond Tool Library lends free building and landscaping tools to provide residents with opportunities to be self-sufficient, to take agency over their neighborhoods, and to build a more sustainable Richmond, CA. Leaders Kiana Ward and Guadalupe Morales share their tips for using crowdfunding to get a tool library off the ground.

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  2. The Neighborhood History Project, an initiative of the Center for Transforming Communities (CTC), provides youth from South Memphis and Highland Heights the opportunity to spend their summer learning about and documenting their neighborhoods' rich histories. Leader Kenny Latta shares his tips for how to start an organization using the principles of Asset-based Community Development.
    ioby.org/project/neighborhood-history-project
    ctcmidsouth.org/

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  3. The Isabahlia Healthy Food Festival was a one-day family event dedicated to engaging residents in Brownsville, Brooklyn in their neighborhood and spreading the word about the importance of eating healthy. Leader Brenda Duchene shares her tips for planning and organizing the event and her nonprofit, Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance Foundation.

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  4. Steve Cunningham, Founder and Executive Director of Team Wilderness in Jersey City, NJ, gives his tips on starting a grassroots nonprofit organization.

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  5. Time banks are an amazing way for communities to share the things they love to do with each other using time instead of money as currency.

    The concept is simple: 1. You spend 1 hour doing something for someone in your community and 2. You earn one “time dollar” that goes into the time bank. 3. You spend your time dollar having someone do something for you and then 4. Repeat!

    The time bank movement is helping neighbors all over the country shift us away from economies based on consumption to economies based on relationships.

    The Center for a New American Dream's Get2Gether Neighborhood Challenge encourages neighbors from all over the U.S. to start new ways of sharing to build and transform communities, and timebanks are the place to start.

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