This handbook targets community leaders and provides specific information for how to work with the community to undertake three different Asset Mapping approaches: the Whole Assets approach, the Storytelling Approach, and the Heritage Approach.
The Asset Mapping Handbook came out of a 2002 Canadian National Rural Conference that focused specifically on Community Capacity Building. While the Handbook was written from a rural and Canadian standpoint, the material is general enough to be useful in any community looking to undertake Asset Mapping. The Handbook specifically targets community leaders who will use Asset Mapping as a starting point for strategic planning, organizational development, community development, or some other initiative.
The Handbook describes in general the use for Asset Mapping in community planning, and outlines three specific approaches to Asset Mapping:
The Handbook includes detailed meeting facilitation guidelines and suggestions for involving the community in each of the three approaches.
The Handbook was written by Tony Fuller, Denyse Guy, and Carolyn Pletsch.