community building

Definiation from communitybuilding.us:

"The process of nurturing a community toward the self-realization of its own shared goals. This includes a number of essential processes including building authentic and trusting relationships, knowing and mapping the players in a community and their forms of capital, finding ways to engage community members in making their shared goals clear and explicit, and looking for ways to leverage latent assets better."

Wikipedia entry on community_building

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