Berkana Institute

This US-based nonprofit promotes "leadership development" projects based on community conversations on issues of interest. They provide much high-level discussion of their methodology.

Common Focus

A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources for community building and creative citizen dialogue and engagement.

Community Building Institute (CBI)

Founded to help communities improve the way they conduct public business to be more inclusive, more collaborative, and more effective. Based in Annandale, Virginia.

Community Consultation: Best Practice

Annotated listing of best practice community consultation, consumer participation, community development and qualitative analysis tools, practices and theories.

Conversation Cafe

Includes the background of this structured form of conversation, with a list of existing cafe groups, and information and resources about how to start a new one.

Global Citizens Circle

Sponsors town meeting-style discussions led by a diverse community of world dignitaries, which focus on current global issues, with a goal of constructive change. Describes organizations history, with details of past program topics and leaders.

Shelterforce Online

Online version the nation's oldest continually-published housing and community development magazine. A primary forum for organizers, activists, and advocates in the affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization movements.

The Citizen's Handbook

Community organizing handbook designed for use in urban settings. Created by Vancouver, B.C. group.

The World Cafe

This process for leading collaborative dialogue and knowledge-sharing, particularly for larger groups, is described, with a bibliography and resources for implementation.

Tom Wolff and Associates

US-based consultant offers services in collaboration-building and community planning. Provides overview of experience and philosophy, with client list, resource links, and description of areas of work.