Community Organizer's Guide

Many people in our society want to make the world a better place, but don't know where to start. We put together this "Community Organizer's Guide" as an introduction to the process of organizing for social change.


This guide is for people who want to:


You can purchase a paper copy of this guide from:
ROSC
161 Stovepipe Alley
Monroe, ME 04951

Or call at:
(207) 525-7776

Or email:
rosc@psouth.net

Only $3.00
plus shipping

Contents

About this Guide

About Community Organizing
You Can Make a Difference
Eight Steps to Organizing:

Starting a Group
The Initial Meeting
Establishing the Group
Encouraging Democratic Participation
Regular Meetings
Meeting Format and Agenda Setting
Decision-Making and Group Process
Introducing Proposals for Action

Building a Group
Building a Broad Support Base
Keeping Track of Supporters
Using Computer Technology
Funding an Organization

Strategies for Social Change
Education
Elections, Legislation, and the Legal System
Alternative Institutions
Direct Action
Public Events

Publicity
Publicity Ideas
Using the Media
Press Advisories and Releases
Tips on Media Access
Press Conferences
Research

Campaigns, Coalition Building and Long Range-Planning
Coalition-Building
Long Range Planning

Maintaining a Group
Building Relationships
The Long Haul

Resources

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