- To find out about national service programs that could be assets in the initiative, check out National service programs in your state
- For more information on topics and tools to identify community assets and resources, see University of Kansas’s online Community Tool Box, Chapter 3, Section 8, “Identifying Community Assets and Resources.”
- For a manual that covers the entire asset mapping process, see University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and USDA NRCS, “Building on Assets and Mobilizing for Collective Action, Community Guide.”
- For details on asset mapping approaches and techniques and their benefits and disadvantages, see Carter, Keith A., and Lionel J. Beaulieu, “Conducting a Community Needs Assessment: Primary Data Collection Techniques.”
Asset mapping resources in print
- Collaboration Handbook: Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey, by Michael Wine and Karen Ray (St. Paul: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 2000).
- Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets, by John P. Kretzmann and John L. McKnight (Chicago: Institute of Policy of Research, 1993).